Participating in National Novel Writing Month? Not participating but want to see what the crazy novelists are up to? Not sure what NaNoWriMo is? This is the thread for you! National Novel Writing Month (abbreviated NaNoWriMo) takes place every year in November. The goal: To write 50,000 words from scrap within the month of November. Why? Because it's FUN, CRAZY, and if you don't write a novel now, when will you ever do it? The goal is not so much to write a good novel (though kudos if you do), but just to get words on the page and to have a blast doing it. You can write any genre, any kind of story you want, and you retain your story as your own at the end, to do whatever you want with it--whether that be publishing, editing it to death, or just laughing at it and rolling your eyes. There are no prizes, other than some graphic banners and the great feeling of accomplishment. More information at NaNoWriMo.org if you need it. Anyway, post away! This thread will likely be going through October, November, and probably a bit into December as well. Let's start with the basics... What is your username on the site? How many years have you done NaNoWriMo? Did you win? What are you writing this year? I'm PacificPikachu on the site, this is my fourth year and I won all three years I've done it before, and I'll answer the last question later when I have things more nicely ironed out.