NaNoWriMo for this year begins, as always, on November 1st. I’ve signed up again, for the fifth year. I’ve reached my goal each year, so I expect to do the same this time.

If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it is an organization that encourages everyone to write 50,000 words between November first and November thirtieth.

It can be done. It requires a lot of determination and imagination.

Some writers like to plan out their book. Others, like me, compose a basic outline and run with it. Other writers just sit down and write, and see where the story takes them.


My story this year will be about a twenty something who is dissatisfied with herself and with her life. She changes, on purpose, all the while dealing with emotions like jealousy and fear. Her mother is dying and her father can’t accept it.

So far, that is my idea. By November first, I may decide to write something else.