What's National Novel Writing Month, or "Nanowrimo"?
You start a new novel on Nov. 1 and write 50,000 words by Nov. 30. You write both on your own and in-company. Thousands of people who said they want to write a novel "someday" all over the world work together in November, cheering each other one.
For those of us who write regularly anyway, it's a great way to up our word count and re-align ourselves into disciplined writing habits, if we've sluffed off during the year.
Plus, it's fun! If you hang out in the forums between writing sessions, you meet writers from all over the world.
Cape Cod has a vibrant local chapter of Nano. They're meeting here at the library on Tuesdays from 11 AM - 1 PM and Thursdays from 2 PM - 4 PM. On Wednesdays, they meet at the Keller Williams Training Center in Bell Tower Plaza in Centerville, from 6-9.
Full schedules are online the Cape Cod Regional Forum and will be available at the Library. There will be prep sessions at Keller Williams on Wed. Oct. 21 and a costume party on Wed. Oct. 28.
To sign up for Nano (it's free), go to www.nanowrimo.org.