What is November? Writing for True Romance, we're told what they're looking for during the month of issue--so we just finished sending in stories for the Feb issue. I thought it would be fun to find out what November's month recognized. Of course for writers, if you're on any writers' loops, you've probably been inundated with messages concerning the annual November event National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. I'm not participating this year in any one group, though I did last year with the Dallas Area Romance Writers and won! I write like this anyway, but not for a national event, two 6,000 word short stories for this past weekend for a magazine, the first 10,000 words on my new novel in a week, but couldn't spend the time at the very beginning of the month to do just one project. But setting goals is an excellent way to keep motivated and keep writing. :)
So here's what else is going on this month:
According to Wikipedia--"November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, National Novel Writing Month, Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, American Diabetes Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, and the month dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory in the Roman Catholic Church.
"It's quite common for some males in Australia (especially in the city of Melbourne), and New Zealand to sport a moustache during the month of November. The custom being known as Movember (Movember is a portmanteau of the words 'Moustache' and 'November'.), and being a fundraising event for men's health issues. One's fashionable appearance often comes second to the calling of Movember. A similar observance in the United States, called No Shave November, involves a full beard as opposed to a mustache."
Hey, here I thought men grew beards in November in the States because they were cold!!! :)
It's also turkey time as many of us celebrate Thanksgiving next week in the US. My Canadian relatives and friends celebrated last month!
So that's November! And it's going to be over soon. Everyone's groaning about December already. Yep, the year is almost over. Which means? It's time to get out those writing goals we made for the year and see how much we accomplished! You don't make writing goals?
Ah, it's a great way to see if you stay on track. Writing goals, promotion goals--monthly goals, yearly goals.
Make them achievable though.
If you make writing goals, are you achieving them? If you don't have writing goals, short term and long, whyever not???
Have a super Friday! Off to work....
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