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National Novel Writing Month is HERE!

National Novel Writing Month is HERE!

If you’re anything like me, you’re dragging a little today. Chalk it up to another Halloween having come and gone. Or chalk it up to being entirely too full of Reese’s peanut butter cups. Whatevs.

But despair not, my writers and readers and chocolate peanut butter cup eaters. Because TODAY begins National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a NaNoWriMo. In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo is meant to inspire writers of all ages to quit talking about that novel we’ve all got in us, and ACTUALLY WRITE IT. It’s as simple as signing up, setting a word count goal for yourself, and tracking your progress throughout the month of November. And if you meet your goal by the end of the month and wind up with a new novel? You. Win.

Novel idea, no? (You may now guffaw and slap your knees.)

You can check out the rules and regs of NaNoWriMo, along with inspiring words from some of your favorite authors and a few choice FAQs, here. To get you off on the write foot (People! Am I on a roll today, or what?), here are my Top 5 Must-Haves, in no particular order, for NaNoWriMo– the things I desperately need for a month of productive writing. Your list might be different. In which case you should post in the Comments section below. And then you should go, you know, write a novel.

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