The Novelist

Rumor has it that November is “National Novel Writing Month,” also known as “NaNoWriMo.” According to Wikipedia, the goal of NaNoWriMo is “to get people writing, no matter how bad the writing is, through the end of a first draft.”

The NaNoWriMo goal is certainly one that could be applied to any sort of creative project. Even in illustration, I find that just getting started on a project can often be the hardest part. The success of NaNoWriMo has fueled numerous spinoffs–like “PiBoIdMo” (Picture Book Idea Month), “NaPlWriMo” (National Play Writing Month) and “NaNoFiMo” (National Novel Finishing Month)–just to name a few.

I am not planning to write a novel this year. (I’ll stick with reading them.) But in celebration, here’s an illustration to put you all in the mood.

Will you be participating in any sort of writing challenge this month?

Happy Halloween!

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