Today’s Link: www.nanowrimo.org
First of all, if you haven’t signed up on the NaNoWriMo website, go do it. I’ll wait. Really. I’ve got time. The fact is, everything that I’ve said, and probably more can be found on that site. It’s also the way you win (by reporting your word count to the site). And, best of all, once you sign up, you get a whole forum of information and ways to procrastinate. At your fingertips! Plus, pep talks every week, not only from the founder of NaNoWriMo (who’s written over 10 books by now), but also from other well-known, published authors. Every year, I look forward to seeing which of my favorites is going to be pepping us.
And best of all, you’ll have an entire site full of people that are interested in nothing more than watching you succeed at writing a novel in November. And if you really, really get stuck, you can probably find someone who’s willing to procrastinate for a few hours to read your novel and give you some advice. Or maybe just tell you something random like “Add a talking frog.” You never know, but there will always be help.