National Novel Writing Month (commonly called NaNoWriMo) is of huge importance for many writers, teachers, and librarians. During this month, contestants attempt to write 175 pages within the month of November – a one month span. Hilarity ensues as people try to write as much as they can in a limited amount of time.
Social activities cease, and dinner gets put off for tomorrow. Writing becomes an all-consuming passion as writers and readers, take on the challenge to write 65,000 words.
Although some people argue that writing quantity over quality doesn’t make for a successful novel, the contestants of NaNoWriMo will respectfully disagree. Just the act of having a self-imposed deadline allows many gifted writers the courage to write the novel they’ve always dreamed of writing.
Good luck to all of the contestants.