Today kicks off the typing frenzy of National Novel Writing Month.
If you think you have a novel inside you, consider signing up. You’ll have until midnight on November 30 to crank out a 50,000 word (~175 page) work of prose.
Such a time constraint forces you to just spill your thoughts and not be concerned with editing. Or quality.
Admittedly more time consuming than writing by word processor, to me, putting pencil to paper feels more freeing and creative. The computer screen could be a good place to start, though.
And NaNoWriMo features an online community offering writers tips and encouragement along their first draft journey. Anyone up for the challenge?