Today, November 1, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins. Writers everywhere are busy signing up to write 50,000 words over the course of 30 days (or 1,667 words per day). Many novels that began as NaNoWriMo projects have gone to be published (see a list here).
Many writers will sit down and write every day. Some days will be easy, and others will be hard. But writers can go to the website above, sign up, and find others facing the same challenges. Together, they can support each other, complain to each other, and monitor their respective progress. And in 30 days, they will have taken a huge step towards writing a novel.
I want to wish good luck to all the participants! Please let me know if you are participating and what progress you make!