National Novel Writing Month lures a myriad of creative individuals out of their secret layers to write a novel in a month. Some talented, multi-skilled artsy folks bring with them custom-made computer desktop wallpaper calendars to share with their stick-figure-scratching fellows. These calendars keep you informed about what your total word count should by the end of each day of the month to successfully finish. Many also provide motivation to keep you going and humorous tips to make you smile on your way to the goal line. You can find several in the 2011 Calendars and Wallpapers topic in the NaNo Artisans section of the official forums. Here are a few of my favorites from the forum and around the Web:
- Dan at surlymuse.com offers his 2011 calendar in ten different colors schemes to fit your mood or perhaps coordinate with your outfit.
- DeviantArtist Kriska sets the tone of the season with a fall-themed calendar, full of charm and motivation.
- Participating in the SoIL Advanced 75k Challenge? Ali Rowan at the Avian Function design firm has an ultra-stylish calendar with daily writing goals for the stock 50k all the way up to 150k, for the literary insane.
- DeviantArtist JuliaWoodrow brings to the event three calendar designs, bound to make for smiles and motivation on the way to the finish line.