November is upon us, and with the close of Halloween and the beginning of a new month you might be seeing across various social media platforms â€œdaily word countsâ€ being posted, sudden concerns about productivity, or rants over applications like â€œScrivenerâ€ or â€œWrite or Dieâ€ when they unexpectedly crashes. If this is happening to you, Iâ€™d recommend stocking up on coffee for your friends and patience with yourself. November is the month of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month.
Iâ€™ve seen writers react both positively and negatively over the event. The positive sentiment usually constitutes cheerleading, tough love advice, and an overall celebration of hardcore, P90 X-style word-herding. The authors who loathe NaNoWriMo? They hate it with a passion, and donâ€™t get the nay-sayers started on the NaNoWriMo instances that see publication. Thatâ€™s some prime vitriol there. [Read more…] about NaNoWriMo: It Should Be Your First Step, Not Your Excuse