Rejoice, writers! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this, NaNoWriMo is a one-month writing event in which people write—and accurately log—fifty-thousand words for the sake of writing a novel. For such a grueling-but-rewarding journey, participants need to train their minds and bodies to survive this thirty-day marathon of the writing world. Writer’s Relief has compiled a list of seven essential steps to adequately prepare yourself for NaNoWriMo and all the trials, temptations, and rewards that come along with it.