Yes. It is coming. National Novel Writing Month in NOVEMBER! My birthday month (drat). So check out the website – https://nanowrimo.org/ – and even more specifically – https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/our-program. Why? Well, if you are a nut about writing a novel in one month, this is the CHALLENGE for you. Adult crazy novel writers must bring it to a wrap with no less than 50,000 words. Young writers set their own standards (be reasonable since this may just be the practice run for you to do the Great American Teen Novel ala John Green or Libba Bray) and then write like there is no tomorrow – which reminds me of the book They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera and they have no tomorrow – and then say ‘TA DA!’ and share your work after November 30th. Challenge yourself, reward yourself, set your self up for disappointment, trial and error and talking with other young writer friends about how this is working for you or not. Sound like fun? Yeah!
PS: Novel: an invented prose narrative that is usually long and complex and deals especially with human experience through a usually connected sequence of events
(from the website:)
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November.
Why do it? For 30 crazy, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable-but-challenging individual word-count goals.
Novelists can write directly on our website (or in a separate document), find inspiration in our noveling resources, and tap a worldwide community of fellow writers for support.