If you want to be an author, there's no time like the present!
On November 1, http://www.nanowrimo.org/ will start their annual National Novel Writing Month Write-athon!
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Think it can't be done??? Ha! Think again! Last November 59,000 would-be authors registered through the site!
NaNoWriMo is for everyone who has ever wanted to write a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort it takes. Because of the limited writing time frame, the ONLY thing that matters is output. It's all about quantity, not necessarily quality. This fast-paced approach to writing forces would-be authors to take risks, and write on the fly. By forcing yourself to write so intensely without editing and rewriting yourself to death, you give yourself permission to make mistakes -- to build without tearing down.
For those that sign up for NaNoWritMo, as you spend November writing, keep in mind that your writing doesn't have to be in vain. In past years, several writers had their NaNoWriMo works eventually published as novels by major publishers like Ballentine/Random House, Pinnacle/Penguin and Warner Books.
If that's not inspiration and incentive for a writer -- I don't know what is!
You have three weeks to register, so get ready...get set...start writing!!!!