From The Yellow Sofa

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By Carl Nickles

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month is a contest beginning November 1 where participants endeavor to write 50,000 words of their novel by November 30, 11:59pm.  On the official website,, you can find links to more information about the contest and track your progress as well as links to forums, pep talks, virtual write-ins, and information on meet-ups.  

To write 50,000 words in 30 days, you would have to write 1,667 words per day.  That seems daunting.  For a new writing like myself, that sounds terrifying.  So, I’ve decided to sign up.  Tracie will as well.  Tracie has already written 3 books and is working on a couple more.  I’m currently working on 2 - and by working I mean thinking about them a lot and writing blogs instead of actually writing books.  I only have a couple more days left of October to think about, outline and otherwise prepare (October is also known as Preptober) for NaNoWriMo so wish me luck!

Are you going to participate in NaNoWriMo?  Let us know in the comments.  Tracie and I will be providing updates in our stories on Instagram (@carl.nickles and @tracie.chavonnne)  Check it out.