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Monday, November 1, 2010

Yay it’s National Novel Writing Month

It’s that time of year. NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, every November a bunch of crazy writers challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Obviously this doesn’t include editing or writing stages.

I first heard of it a few years ago and have always been interested in trying it. Usually there is some thing going on in my life during that month that puts up excessive road blocks to that. For example, last year during November I had to paint the interior of my house, it had to be done entirely in November in order to get December’s rent waived, we would have been badly behind on bills due to a rough few months before my fiancĂ© got transferred out here last October.

This year seems much better for trying it. For one thing I actually remembered it on the 1st of November out of nowhere. So assuming I can figure out what I want to try writing by the end of today, I’m going for it. It breaks down to about 1666 words per day, assuming you write all 30 days. If you only write 20 of those days that would be 2500 words per day.

I’ve just signed up on the NaNoWriMo site and am pretty excited. If I miss more than 10 days writing in the 1st half of the month I’ll just try again next year, it’d be a bad idea to stress myself out cramming during the last half of the month.

I really hope I can figure out a starting point by 5 pm, I really want to get the writing started today. Wish me luck on this!

Who has heard of NaNoWriMo before? Who is participating this year? Who’s thinking about it? Any of you won it before?

I’d really love to have a 1st draft of a novel finished by November 30th. It’d be so sweet and would break a lot of walls for me too.

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