So. I’ve decided to do NaNoWriMo. NaNo what now you ask? Have I fallen into an episode ofMork and Ork? No - NaNoWriMo (most commonly found with a # in front) stands for National Novel Writing Month. It takes place every November, because we writers love alliteration.

The idea is that you sign-up (or just speak up and tell your buddies offline) and commit to writing an entire novel in a single month. Some people plot the entire thing beforehand, mapping out word count goals and character arcs. Others wing it and just write whatever takes their fancy, hoping it all comes together in the end. I’ve never attempted it before, but I do love the idea of thousands of aspiring authors across the globe working in synchrony - making pots of tea, pulling out their laptops and settling in to create brand new worlds as they go on adventures from their keyboards. So I decided to take part. Also, someone on twitter suggested I do it, and I do love a challenge. We’ll be posting our word counts and generally pestering each other to keep going by publicly shaming each other when we slack off. Feel free to join us. I’ve spent this last week plotting, and I’m ready to go.

Game on, moles.