November hallmarks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo or NaNo), where writers attempt to complete a 50,000 word manuscript in one month. That averages out to 1,667 words a day.
The purpose is to get those writers who might be hindered by their inner editor or who have never written novel length before to just let loose, get the words on the page and worry about the rest of it later.
As someone who has been a part of a writing community for nearly a decade, I can say that there will always be revisions, so just getting it down on the page is an important first step.
Some writers use NaNo to write something vastly different than they normally would.
Unfortunately, as much as I love NaNo, I’ve yet to complete a year. Something I want to remedy this year.
So march onward writers and write many words!