Tuesday, November 18, 2008
NaNoWriMo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Chris Baty started the project in July 1999 with 21 participants in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then, the event has been held in November 'to more fully take advantage of the miserable weather.' 2000 was the first year NaNoWriMo had a website; participants joined a Yahoo! group in the absence of official forums. It was also the year that many of NaNoWriMo's ground rules were laid out, such as disallowing works in progress or co-authored books. 140 participants attempted the challenge, and 21 wrote 50,000 words."