It started with a tweet, as many ideas do.
— Sushi (@sushimustwrite) June 30, 2015
I’m not sure what prompted me to look for Is It Christmas? besides a train of thought possibly resembling this.
“Hey, Camp NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow.”
“Wouldn’t a countdown site be neat?”
“Hey, what about that Is It Christmas site? Except Is It NaNo Yet?”
“Forkable code! Victory!”
With the open source code in hand, I got to work modifying the Is It Christmas code, building it at home and at a programming group (and a little at work… shh). The main challenge was creating a countdown timer so visitors could see how far away NaNoWriMo was (or how long until NaNoWriMo ended). I registered IsItNaNoYet.com and threw the code up on Github with its project pages feature. And thus, Is It NaNo Yet was born, and you can find out just how far NaNoWriMo is.
So… Is it November yet? What about now?