Hello internet! Do you know what month it is?

It’s National Novel Writing Month–more commonly known as November.

I will forever be an advocate of NaNoWriMo. Not only did it introduce me to my favorite passion, but it changed my life in ways I will always be grateful for. Writing gives me immense amounts of frustration and impatience, but it also gives me more happiness and purpose and life than I can describe. And I found it through NaNoWriMo.

What is NaNoWriMo, you may ask? I’ll tell you! 50,000 words in thirty days. Yep. That’s right. You write a novel in a month. And while┬áit’s the cause of much hair pulling and item throwing, it’s also a huge accomplishment and a ton of fun.

Are you up for a challenge? Want to try something new? Looking for the next thing to cross off your bucket list?

Well I have the answer. Go to nanowrimo.org now to set up an account and get started. I know you’ve lost a couple days, but you aren’t too late. You can do it. Go pledge your word count and immerse yourself in twenty-six days of literary abandon.

Not to be that person, but I’m unable to do NaNoWriMo this year–I know. I’m really sad about it, actually. College life doesn’t leave much room for things like sleeping and writing novels. Plus, I’m more in the editing stage right now.

Yeah, I know. Excuses, excuses. But just because I make them doesn’t mean you should! Start writing and just see where it takes you. You might be pleasantly surprised to find where you end up.