Why is National Novel Writing Month in November? This is one of the busiest months of the year. Even October would be better. Every year I have big dreams about finishing the book I'm writing, and every year I stop around day 10. Why? Because there are a million other things I have to do other than writing. Why not January? That's when people are depressed because they've spent too much money or because all of the fun of the season is gone. I'm being so f**king whiny today, I can barely stand myself. Tomorrow, I promise, I will show up with a better attitude.