It's NaNoWriMo time again! If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, it's National Novel Writing Month. The goal is fifty thousand words in 30 days, which is about 1667 words per day. Doable, right? And it's not too late to join in the fun.
The official site is http://nanowrimo.org/, and you can buddy me at http://nanowrimo.org/participants/lacey-devlin. Warning: I buddy back.
A lot of writer's forums do their own NaNoWriMo, so if you're interested in a particular publisher, check out their website. This year I signed up for the Entangled Publishing SmackDown, which is so much fun, unfortunately it's closed for registration now, but you can still sign up for its sister NaNoWriMo that is also featured on the Savvy Authors website here.
Also, you can get some awesome word tracker spreadsheets for NaNoWriMo 2013, including Dean Winchester and Chris Hemsworth themes, at Svenja Liv's blog here.
Because I'm in Australia, it's already day one of NaNoWriMo and instead of adding words to my novel I've been putting together a sub for the What Happens in Vegas Audition. Do you think that gets me a pass? If you'd like to audition too and fancy being published between Jan and July of 2014 check out the details here.