Every November since 2008..I have participated in NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month). It is the month where dedicated authors and writers spend 30 days and nights writing a 50,000 word novel. The novel doesn’t have to be perfect…as a matter of fact editing is HIGHLY discouraged. You can’t start a day before or go a day after. 3o days to get your plot, characters and story board on paper with 50,000 words or more. There is no “prize” perse’ but the feeling of accomplishment is phenomenal. The camaraderie is stellar. The ideas that are shared amongst like minds is PRICELESS. Take a peek on NANOWRIMO.org to find out more and consider this vehicle to sharpen your skills and perfect your craft as a writer! Needless to say, I won’t be online much during NANO..but I will certainly try to tweet often and set up a blog or two to publish during the month.