In 1999, 21 friends decided to challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in one month. Of those original 21, 6 reached their goal. Now, 20 years later, over 300,000 people participate, with about 30% completing the full challenge. In this case, it's true that winning isn't everything.
So far, I've learned what makes a novel a novel. It's hard work, but worth it when it works out. I know that 15,000 or 30,000 words are just as exciting as 50,000 words. The best thing I've learned is that I am part planner, part pantser (aka plantser). I need to know my characters, but the story can carry itself.
Discover what you can learn by signing up at NaNoWriMo.org.
Come Write In at your library:
Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Headquarters Library in the Foundation Room
Saturday, November 16 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Tower Road Branch Library