I had to share.
I did NOT participate in NaNoWriMo last year. But hopefully I can this year.
I have lots of notes from a novel idea I had last year. THIS year I will completely re-write it into a short story.
Here is the NaNoWriMo links I have used before...
The NaNoWriMo site http://nanowrimo.org/ (NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month). I used to think this meant National Novel Writing More. But it is not.
NaNoWriMo on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaNoWriMoparticipants/.
There are also "early" NaNoWriMo groups, AND local groups. So just search Facebook and the 'net for those.
If you want to write during November (or whenever) and want to use this program, I'd say, go for it. You will need to set things up and register, etc., which you can do right now.
Then you can write, write, write, and see if you can finish something and be productive. They DO have rules, though, so we'll see about actually doing that. Although it sounds good.
I will see about it. It MIGHT be next year, it MIGHT be this year. But NaNoWriMo is a neat idea anyhow.
And if I procrastinate, there is always the OTHER time to write with a group urging you on, it's CAMP NaNoWriMo, which is just like the other one, only different. I always thought it was for people that would rather write in the summertime.
If I decide NOT to participate (which happens most years) here are some alternatives I just found that I might look at again:
9 Alternatives to NaNoWriMo by Ronnie L. Smith
13 MORE alternatives (a list) for writers and bloggers by Carly (from her "Better with a Pen" blog)
There are GREAT inspirational ideas at these 2 blogs.
Off I go to do more blogging at other places.
Onward and Upward!