I’ve just learned that some local writers who belong to a writing group I’ve attended are planning a sequel (or perhaps replacement is the better choice of word) for “NaNoWriMo,” the nickname for National Novel Writing Month, which is held during every November.
The idea is that over the course of those 30 days, you produce a 50,000 word manuscript. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a finished novel, but you must write enough every day to fill the pages.
These local writers are planning to do the same thing in January. I have a valid excuse for ducking out of this one. November is always off-limits for me because of sweeps; I’ve got some other things coming up next month that would keep me from devoting that kind of time. But I wish them luck and can’t wait to hear how it went; I’m always amazed to hear about people who are actually able to generate that much writing in that short a time and actually make the writing be worth the time spent!