Ahh, the leaves are turning, autumn’s in the air, mums and pumpkins abound. That can only mean NaNoWriMo 2011 will start in a just a couple of weeks. I can’t wait!! This will be my 7th year, and I can’t imagine November without the highs of hitting my daily word count alternating with the lows of falling behind, the sleepless nights spent happily clacking away on my latest NaNo novel along with thousands of other participants, and the buckets of coffee and snack food to fuel my exhausted little mind.
If you’ve never joined the quest to write 50,000 words in 30 days, you should definitely give it a try. Not only will you come out with a fresh new rough draft, but you’ll be in the habit of sitting down to write each day. Whether you’re a newbie or a published novelist, NaNo offers something for everyone.
This year Scrivener has a special NaNo Trial Edition of their software, for both Mac and Windows, which should be available for download any day now. I installed the Windows beta version recently and LOVE it. The NaNo version is supposed to have a few little extras tailored for the wrimos, so I look forward to upgrading to that one. The software is so versatile, and I especially like their corkboard.
Who else is excited about NaNo?