November is upon us, my friends, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo, you (probably aren’t) ask(ing because you’ve done it a million times before but just bear with me)?

THE H*CKIN’ BEST THING EVER.

National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is…well, exactly what it sounds like. You write a 50,000-word novel in a month. It’s a tough but rewarding challenge, and the organization that runs it is a charity that works to, among other things, bring creative writing programs into classrooms.

With its supportive community, plethora of badges and word counters, motivational emails, and promise of a winner’s certificate if you succeed, it’s the kick in the pants that a lot of us needed to write (and finish) our first novel. Lady of Daemons was my 2015 NaNoWriMo novel. Both of my back-burner projects were once NaNoWriMo novels, though they’ve since been re-titled (and re-plotted).

This year, I’m writing The Final Days—which started its life as my 2014 NaNoWrimo novel. I called “I Am the Walrus” because I literally couldn’t think of anything better.

It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s rewarding, and it gives you the chance to donate to a worthy cause. If you fancy trying it but don’t have any ideas, fear not—I have thirty fresh writing prompts just for you! (Oh, and if you do decide to do NaNoWriMo, ping me so we can be writing buddies!)

Happy November, everybody!


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