Why are we all in such a rush to be published? It's a question I ask myself a lot. Are we spilling out words like joyless automatons, publication, publication, publication the only thought in our heads?
If National Novel Writing Month turns my good friend from the medical field into writing, so be it. Just say it well, work hard, revise and you will find that there is room for us all. And while you are at it, read.
One wildly successful program has helped thousands of writers get published. It's called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Every November writers are challenged to create a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.