Oh yeah, we're SO on! Year Three is upon us, fillies and gentlecolts, cheeselegs and featherbrains and all the rest of you lot!
Here's the run-down on NaPoWriMo, for those that haven't ever done something like this, or haven't participated in National Novel Writing Month (which this is based off of).
The goal: 50,000 words. Don't be scared off by this, either. I'll take drabbles, poetry, haiku, or the ponified Epic of Gilgamesh. The 50 K is just something to shoot for, not a requirement. If you decide to write three one-shot fics totaling 7,356 words? That's just as awesome as the writer who cranks out 118 K. Do not be discouraged because you don't have the wordcount somepony else does. Everybody that participates gets listed at the end of the whole thing, no matter if you're a prolific writer or this is your first time writing.
The time limit: One month, from 12:01 a.m. September 1st to 11:59 p.m. September 30th, pertinent to your local time zone.
The special note: Unless you plan to submit to Equestria Daily properly after this event, the rules are more or less out the window. Kissing and fade to black scenes are a-okay, explicit content is not. Same goes for the gore levels. Don't be trying to impress the 'Hostel' creators or something, here.
If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or goodies you'd like to donate to the event like last year: e-mail [email protected].
Anybody have questions? want to get together and brainstorm? Do so, please! Make fimfic groups, have a huge Skype chat, whatever it takes to get the creative juices a-flowing!
That'll do 'er! Let's go, folks! Make me proud!