This one will be a general introduction:
So, NaNoWriMo? What is it. Well it stands for National Novel Writing Month. Although it is more International now. It is an open challenge which is simply for any writer or would be writer to write a novel, or part thereof within a month.
There is no stipulation on you having to finish the novel, but the trick is you have to write over 50,000 words within 30 days. That's about 1600 words a day.
There is no need for correct proof reading or any of the more technical parts of writing, the trick is to sit there and write, and complete something that classifies itself as 50,000 words.
There are no prizes, and no winners in the sense of a competition. Here if you complete the challenge then you win. 50,000 words, it's an achievement to be proud of.
And that is basically what the NaNoWriMo is.
If you complete the task and your entry is accepted by the automatic verification system you are given access to a few rewards that only the winners can access, including a certificate and other goodies that can be used to announce you achievement.
The organisation gathers donations for charitable causes linked to writing and the education of children, so it does some good as well.
Next blog: My attempt at the challenge!