Coming Up in November: National Life Writing Month and NaNoWriMo

I had heard the term NaNoWriMo before last year, but didn’t really know what it meant. Last year, though, my cousin, Alex Lucas, posted a number of status updates/tweets that he was participating in NaNoWriMo, so I got curious enough to look up the term and learn that it means National Novel Writing Month. Participants strive to write 50,000 words toward a novel in November.

I’ve always had “write a novel” on my bucket list, and for about four years now, I’ve had a particular novel brewing in my head. Inspired by Cousin Alex, I am participating this year. I tell you this partly because story fans might be interested in NaNoWriMo, but also just in case my commitment to the novel interrupts my daily blogging. I don’t think it will as I try to plan my blog posts ahead of time. But just in case…

Of perhaps even more interest to story fans, November also marks National Life Writing Month and Write Nonfiction in November.