Today is officially National Author Day, meant to celebrate authors! Seems like a fitting holiday to kick off NaNoWriMo. You can read more about the holiday here, but in the meantime, I'd encourage you to reach out to an author you know and love (whether published or aspiring) with a note of encouragement. Writing can be a tough business--writers have to both develop a thick skin AND remain sensitive enough to write nuanced emotions.
I'm hoping to do NaNoWriMo this month (words written on story today: 0) to finish the first draft of book 2 of my series. I've nearly figured out the plot--we'll see how faithful I still am at the end of the month!
Anyone else doing NaNo?