I don’t “do” Halloween because I’m too lazy to think of a costume and like to go to bed at 10pm. I’d rather stay home in my pjs, drink wine, and watch The Great British Baking Show.
I do “do” NaNoWriMo, though–a slipshod version that involves writing as much as possible in the span of one month but without beating myself up about word counts. If you “do” Halloween or NaNoWriMo or both, then perhaps you’ll find one of this week’s links interesting.
- If you prefer to stay home on Halloween, but wish to indulge in the spirit of the holiday, consider choosing your next book from this list of 20 of the Creepiest Haunted Houses, Castles, and Mansions in Literature.
- Grant Faulkner, the executive director of National Novel Writing Month has tips for how to survive NaNoWriMo, before, during, and after November.
- Literary Agent Maria Vicente offers her reasons for why every writer should participate in NaNoWriMo.
- NaNoWriMo success story: In 2009, author Lili Wilkinson wrote the first draft of her novel, Love-Shy, in 30 days. Here’s how!
- And here are Literary Halloween Costumes from the Lazy to the Committed. I’ve always dreamed of dressing like Miss Havisham… Nope. Still staying home. But y’all go crazy.