Of course, most of us write hundreds of words a day, one way or another, but that doesn't add up to a finished piece. Most of it remains ephemeral chatter, or topical communications.
But the calendar rolled over into October, which makes it countdown time to NaNoWriMo again.
I have taken on this writing marathon "challenge to self" five times now, and each time I have completed the 50,000 words in a month, although I could hardly say I have written five books.
I mostly enjoyed the process, but have never managed to motivate myself to really address the re-write problem. ("All writing is re-writing").
For the first couple of times I also explored the whole self-publishing route through Lulu, just to end up holding a hard copy of the book - not because I expected anyone to actually read them (they remain the equivalent to children's art stuck on the fridge).
Bobby Campbell made me covers, etc., but it remained a simulation of the necessary processes.
I also discovered the joys of Scrivener, and began work on an autobiography.
But it all stopped again. Somewhere between the day job, the dog walking and the wine drinking, I can't find the time to get back up to speed.
So I have a month to decide whether to try it again! Why not join me? It's quite a laugh.