New York Times: Ready. Set. Write a Book.. “This year marks the 20th anniversary of the National Novel Writing Month project, which challenges people to write a 50,000-word novel in November. NaNoWriMo, as it is known, is a nonprofit that supports creative writing and education. Those who sign up for the group’s free annual event get community support, progress tracking and motivational advice to complete a book draft. If you think you have a novel in you, here is a quick guide to digital tools to help you along your way.” Every year I try NaNoWriMo, and every year I fail past all conception of failing.