The novel writing bug has bitten all three of my children this year and each one of them has taken on the personal challenge to compete in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
My oldest son is creating a sci-fi story full of aliens and spaces ships and has set his word count at 12000 words total. He's been spending the first couple hours of each morning so far writing furiously as he works towards his goal of 400 words a day. He isn't a huge fan of writing stories so when he shows me the four pages of double spaced writing it takes him to get there I can't help but smile from ear to ear and cheer him on :)
I know that he's going to need a lot of cheering as he reaches the middle of the month and starts to feel tired of all the writing but he has both his younger brother and sister to keep him going to. They are in a bit of competition with him *grin*. Their word goals are much lower resulting in lower word counts for their days and they have been surpassing their numbers at least three fold and it really bugs big brother that their word graphs on their NaNoWriMo pages are way higher than his LOL.
Are any of your children participating in the youth NaNoWriMo?