The time has come. On November 1st, thousands of people sit down to pen 50,000 words in thirty days, and I am one of those people. November is National Novel Writing Month. There are a lot of challenges to this task, least of which is keeping yourself fed without pulling into the drive thru. For two years, I’ve fought this fight. This year, I’m going to share with all of you the skills I’ve learned to eat a little better during this time.
For those of you who aren’t NaNoWriMo’s like me, a lot of these skills and ideas can still be applied to everyday life when it gets busy. We’ll go through quick meals, snacks, and cooking tricks. This is also the month of America’s greatest food holiday, Thanksgiving, so not only must we contend with feeding ourselves on the reg, but some of us have to cook for extended families this month. Time is the most valuable currency in National Novel Writing Month, so let’s find some ways to keep up with life and write at the same time.
Not only will I be covering the Momofuku cookbook next month, an extra article will come out every week to talk about all of the above. November is a very important time for me because of my dedication to this event. I’ve survived it successfully two years in a row, and twice before that I pretended to try.
I have never actually kept up with a side project at the same time, so I’m sure this will be challenging. I intend to prepare everything before November 1st even hits, so please bare with our limited October posts.
To learn more about National Novel Writing Month, please visit their website. This program also helps encourage young writers through school programs, and they are always accepting donations toward this goal.
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