National Novel Writing Month: Get ready, the clock is ticking


You may recall it was nearly a year ago that I found myself spooked at the prospect of taking part in National Novel Writing Month.

(Flickr: JD Hancock)

(Flickr: JD Hancock)

Read: As November nears, this writer is spooked

Beginning November 1, this annual event invites writers from around the world to participate in a month-long pledge to roll up their sleeves, put their thinking caps on and get writing.

The goal? A completed 50,000-word novel in 30 days.

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The bad news is that I never did reach that goal in 30 days.

The good news? I am still writing, still dialed in and still feeling inspired.

So, I guess there wasn’t so much to be afraid of after all.

Of course, November is just around the corner. And for any writers out there who are looking for a reason to step on the gas pedal and get moving, there is still time to get yourself in gear.

Click here for a quick look at what you can do to prepare for National Novel Writing Month — a potentially life-altering, game-changing experience that will finally put your words on the page and your story on the map.

Good luck!

Kerri S. Mabee is managing editor at and founder of Breeze Media & Communications. Learn more about her at



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