National Novel Writing Month. I've participated several times (won a few), and I think it's a great opportunity to prove to yourself that the only thing standing in the way of finishing your book is you.
I have made the decision this year to not participate in NaNo. I know I can write a novel in 30 days. I've done it. And I think it's more important for me to take that time I would spend working on a NaNo novel and work on the coffee house book instead. So that's what I'll be doing instead.
However, I know that there are readers here who are super excited about participating in NaNo (and yay for you!), so I will be posting some encouragement along the way, as well as updating you on my progress on the coffee house book as you work on your NaNo novels.
Usually the Office of Letters and Light (the organization that makes the NaNo magic happen) launches all the new goodies on October 1st every year. (Although new t-shirts and coffee mugs are already in the shop, so check them out!)
Even though it's still the beginning part of September, NaNo will be here before you know it! It's never too early to start thinking about what you're going to write, whether you're participating in NaNo or not.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Will you be working on a different project in November instead?