A little over a month from now, thousands of writers will once again attempt the NaNoWriMo challenge. Once again, many will fall.
NaNoWriMo is simple: write fifty thousand words in thirty days. An admirable goal, and a challenging one. For the past ten years, the success rate hovered between a high of 19% in 2009 and 2010 to just 8% last year. To put things in perspective, NaNoWriMo has the same attrition rate as selection for the US Navy SEALs, Air Force Pararescue, and Delta Force. NaNoWriMo winners are rightly considered among the writing elite.
But if fifty thousand words in thirty days sounds too easy to you, take on the Pulp Speed challenge.