by Grace Tierney on Funds for Writers Site:
For half a million writers worldwide the month of November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). As a NaNoWriMo mentor and writer it’s the highlight of my writing year. Have you considered it?
The NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days began in 1999. It’s a non-profit effort run mostly by volunteers. Writers aged 13 to 100 participate in 663 regions worldwide. Books by past participants include Rainbow Rowell’s Fan Girl, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants.
The regions are supported by mentors called Municipal Liaisons running writing events and forums online and in person. I’ve been a Municipal Liaison for nine years so hopefully I can answer your questions.