1) Sign up for the event starting October 1, 2007 by clicking the Sign up Now link at the top of the site.
2) After creating an account, log into it. Click Edit Profile in the
top tab. Under the Account Info tab you can add a smiling photo of
yourself, pick what language the site greets you in, tell us how many
times a week you want to hear from us, and other administrative
matters. Under the Edit Profile Author Info tab you can tell us more
about what you like to write, what you think your novel might be
called, and what you do when you’re not brooding romantically at the
keyboard. On the "My NaNoWriMo" page, you can affiliate with a home
region. This tells our computer which NaNoWriMo Regional Lounge to
offer you in the forums, which local events calendar and photo links to
show you on the Local Events page, and gets you CC’d on emails
pertaining to any wild novelist gatherings going on in your area.
3) Begin your novel-planning procrastination by reading through all
the great advice and funny stories in the forums. Post some stories and
questions of your own. Get excited. Get nervous. Eat lots of chocolate
and pamper yourself in preparation for the fiction-fueled escapade to
4) On November 1, begin writing your novel. Your goal is to write a
50,000-word novel by midnight, local time, on November 30th. You write
on your own computer, using whatever software you prefer.
NaNoWriMo begins today.