NaNoWriMo has brought me an incredible amount of joy over the years, and I hope that anyone reading this is about to embark on that journey or is already as fond of it as I am. My friends all do NaNo, and it’s the one time of year when I really allow myself to sit down and write for the sheer love of it. Some days it can seem like a chore, and then I remember that it’s NaNoWriMo and whatever I want to do can go in this novel. When the rainbow space hamsters make sense, you know it’s November.
I really do hope that you’re going to enjoy this coming month as much as I will. But there’s one organisation that makes it all possible, makes sure that there’s someone nearby organising events for you to go to, keeping the website up and running so you can share the journey with people around the world, and keep reaching out to get more people writing for fun. That’s National Novel Writing Month, formerly the Office of Letters and Light, and this task is to support them like they’re about to support you. You can go to their website to support them. They have snazzy merchandise from pin badges to hoodies, mugs to journals, straightforward donation rewards, and even ways that you can support them without giving a penny yourself. It’s simple, anywhere in the world.
A really, really simple way to do it is through GoodSearch. Bookmark that link and use it instead of Google, and every search you do to push your novel forwards will also keep the lights on at head quarters. Simple and yet satisfying. Press the button, search at random, and know you’re doing something good.