November is National Novel Writing Month!
Now, 50,000 words seems like an awful lot of words to me. So, if you're interested, you might want to check out NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program. If you're under 17, you can sign up there and set your own word goal.
Before you ask, I'm not planning on participating. (I can't get over the scary 50,000 number!) But as I was writing this entry, someone peeked over my cubicle wall because he recognized the NaNoWriMo website header, and he told me how excited he is to be doing it this year. And he made it sound like fun! So you never know — sometimes, the only way to go is to jump right in the deep end!
If you end up participating, I'd love to hear about it!
— Carly H., STACKS Staffer