National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is affectionately known, happens every November. It’s exactly what it sounds like—writers go nuts for a month trying to write an entire novel.
I’ve never completed a successful NaNoWriMo. I wanted to last year, but realised that I was going to have to fit writing it in at sort of odd times, from different locations, with different computers. All of the existing web apps for writing weren’t conducive to the sort of mental space I need for extensive creative writing, so I decided to make my own: a bare bones, no frills online text editor that saves to Google’s servers and works offline when internet isn’t available. I didn’t finish it in time for last year’s NaNoWriMo (and didn’t write a novel either, though I did manage about 10,000 words) but it’s ready for this year. I’m calling it “Just Write”. Check it out if you want, and let me know what you think! (It’s completely free, and I intend to keep it that way.)