November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. If you are an aspiring author, this might be the perfect challenge to motivate you! Participants of NaNoWriMo aim to each write a short (50,000 word) novel in one month (November 1st - 30th).
Works created during NaNoWriMo have actually been published. You might be familiar with Sara Gruen's "Water for Elephants," Stephanie Perkins' "Anna and the French Kiss," or Marissa Meyer's "Cinder."