I signed up with NaNoWriMo a few days ago, and even though it doesn't kick of until November, I am stoked.
I have started to think of ideas for the novel. Just ideas, because nothing can actually be written until November 1st. However, this doesn't mean that you can't start researching, note taking, and defining characters. Check out the site for the details.
You can also sign up with groups from your area who are also doing NaNoWriMo. Apparently, many of them have meetings to keep each other enthused and moving forward.
The gist? Between November 1 and November 30 you write 175 page (50,000 word) novel. The point? To make you move, without looking back, full tilt, until you complete the task. The winner? Anyone and everyone who can complete their novel. Sorry. No big cash prizes.
But I am going to do it, and I hope that some of you all try it too, if you haven't done it in the past. I think it's going to be an exhilarating experience. Writing without barriers, without editing, without doubts, WITHOUT STOPPING!
So, anyone out there interested in starting our own group? Our own NaNoWriMo group. I can set up a page or another blog for us to sort of hang out and share ideas and encouragement during the process. Not sure how we will make it work, but if anyone has ideas, throw them out there! In other words, leave a comment below.