We’d like to send out some encouragement to participants in this year’s National Novel Writing Month, who have passed the halfway mark in their race to write a novel in 30 days. Sure it might seem a little laid-back to take a whole month to write a novel, but who are we to question another’s creative method? Congratulations to those who are 25,000 words in to their 50,000 word goal. To those who may be a little behind, don’t worry! Experienced 3-Dayers will tell you that you can always find a second wind in the final hours.
To those 3-Dayers who may not be familiar with the 11-year-old NaNoWriMo, you should definitely check out their website. There’s lots of great tips and tools there for staying on track while producing hasty fiction, particularly the pep talks by fans such as Lynda Barry, Gail Carson Levine and Jasper Fforde.