It's started again; National Novel Writing Month! This will be my seventh year participating in the madness that is writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, and I look forward to it every year. The madness starts on November 1st, but I will be spending the month of October getting ready for hardcore novel writing.
This year's Nano will be strange; I met a very awesome group of people who became some of my best friends when I lived in South Bend, and doing NaNoWriMo without them will be an adjustment. However, I've joined the New Hampshire region of the forums this year and the region seems to be fairly active with meetups and write-ins, so I'm optimistic I will find new writing friends here. Still, I will miss my South Bend writing buddies.
This year I am going to attempt my grocery store romance yet again. I've tried writing this for NaNoWriMo both in 2005 and 2007 and failed miserably, so I'm crossing my fingers I can finish it this year. I plan on outlining, fleshing out my characters, and having a general idea of where I want the story to go, so hopefully that will help me out this year. Either way, I am excited! And writing a funny, cheesy novel about grocery store employees is right up my alley, I have to say.
Is anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo this year?