ChaWriMo is back! And yes, I am starting this thread in the middle of November, because it gives everyone a month and a half to plan. For those who have no idea what this is, ChaWriMo is Charms' take on NaNoWriMo, or, National Novel Writing Month, which was started years ago as something to just get people writing, and it's actually observed on an international level now so their name needs changing too. Our challenge is basically the same, though our page limit is shorter than NaNoWriMo's. What's the goal?: Your goal is to write a complete 25,000 word story from scratch (approximately 50 pages if you write 500 words per page). It must have a clear beginning and ending. Since that's only half of the original NaNoWriMo word goal, you're free to write more - just don't go overboard and miss the deadline. The idea is to not worry about quality, standards, or any of those other things that get in the way of writing, but instead to just write as much as you can. Yes, that means your story is not supposed to be meticulously edited and proofread - that can come after the month is over. It's about being creative and getting words out of your head and onto the page. How to take part: All you have to do is post in this topic saying you're taking part. Put "[ChaWriMo]" in the title of your story when you post it - we'll link to it via this main thread. After that, you're free to update your entry topic as you choose - just let us know when you finish so we can verify your word count, add you to our completion list, and celebrate your accomplishment. Last year, we actually had someone finish! Dwayna DragonFire managed to finish her story unlike the rest of you losers. This year, it'd be nice to see more fics get finished - but remember, having fun with it and writing without worrying is the main objective. We'll be handing out a snazzy new Pokéball and a custom title to anyone who manages to finish ChaWriMo this year, mind you. So there's that. So, if you're interested, just post in the topic and let us know. We'll be starting on January 1st and ending midnight January 31st, in whichever timezone you happen to be in.