November is just around the bend, and for me and my fellow writers that means the National Novel Writing Month challenge is about to begin.  (For those of you who are unaware of what this challenge entails, details can be found on their main site here.)  Like me, you’re probably haunted by thoughts of world-building, stalked by new characters and plots, and tortured by the desire to start your novel early.  I encourage you to cling to that ledge, don’t lose your hold, because relief is nearly upon us.  Well for most writers, NaNoWriMo brings relief and simultaneous torture, but starting your novel – getting it out and onto the paper – is very important.  The world needs your story, and it will haunt your thoughts until you let it out so you might as well start writing it.  The corpse of a deceased narrative, rotting inside your mind for years to come, is far more uncomfortable than writing 50 thousand words in 30 days will ever be.  Don’t let your mind become the graveyard of stories never written.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, click here.

To visit my fund-raising page for the Office of Letters and Light’s Young Writers Program, click here.

For more information about the Young Writers Program, click here.

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!