Or British novel, depending if you want to spell it "colour" instead of "color." But it's almost time for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the annual month long collective task where participants each spend the month of Thankstember (or November, if you still go by the old month names) writing a novel. Just putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard or voice to microphone or however you choose to write. And the Quincy Public Library wants to help.

Starting next Tuesday, and continuing every Tuesday through the remainder of Halloweenuary (again with the old month names), you can join area author Ryan P. Freeman at the Quincy Public Library for some NaNoWriMo preparation workshops to get you ready to write that novel.

Think of these as the training montages from the Rocky films. Except Rocky V. That one sucks. But all the other Rockys, this is the training montage set to Bill Conti's Gonna Fly Now, or Going the Distance, whichever gets you pumped up. I'm a Going the Distance guy myself. I like the way it builds... almost like *GASP* a novel.

And it all comes full circle back to NaNoWriMo. Stay up-to-date with the Library's NaNoWriMo prep sessions by following the event on Facebook. I'll see you in Yule (the new name for December) with our novels in hand.