National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has been around for a good while. I’ve known a lot of people who participate and like the process. That is, you sign up to participate and  try to write a whole novel in a month. First, anything that actually motivates you to write is a fine idea, but I hope people go into this knowing that the exercise is its own reward. You will not produce a publishable novel in a month. More important: I hope that people keep writing once the month is over. Or really, the effort may not be worth the return. Finally, I worry thatRead More →