"The fog lay thick on the harbor this October morning. She stood on the pier, clutching her passport excitedly and scanning the horizon. Her gentleman-friend handed her his spyglass. "Is that your ship?" he inquired mildly. He was skeptical. The very thing that he loved about her, that wonderful imagination and sense of adventure now threatened to pull her away from him. "Just a month," she'd told him when she announced her plan. But still he wondered how she would fulfill this lifelong dream in only 30 days.
She removed her spectacles and put the glass to her eyes, adjusting the lens this way and that until an image appeared on the dense gray seascape. Squinting, she could just make out the name of the vessel...N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R. Yes, November was coming, and with it the hope of embarking on a great new adventure."
If writing a novel is your idea of a great adventure, visit www.nanowrimo.com. The challenge is to write a novel in just one month. Yep. One month. 50,000 words. The ship sails in November so y'all better rush over to the site and sign yourself up. Did I mention it's free?
I'm not going to bore you with all of the details. All the info you need is on the site. Besides, I need to save up my creative inspiration for the process. See you on board!