Oct
29
2008
1

NaNoWriMo is around the corner!

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Some days I have a ton of ideas and will put together two or three posts.  Other days I’m far less prolific.  I’d say on average I put together one post a day and jot down two other ideas.  Forcing myself to write a little bit every day is probably good training for NaNoWriMo.

That nigh unpronounceable word is short for National Novel Writing Month.[1] This free website connects people across the United States World[2] with the goal of having every participant write a 50,000 word (about 175 pages) novel from November 1 through midnight on November 30.  While you don’t need their website to do this, it acts kind of like a support group for those participating.  Not everyone finishes, but as their website says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?”[3]

This is something I’d love to do, but I really doubt I’m going to have the time any time soon.  Apparently, the secret is to write like crazy, leaving all the editing for later.  After all, its NaNoWriMo not NaNoEditMo.   :)

  1. I suppose it really is pronounceable.  “Nah-No-Rye-Moe” []
  2. Via the Internets, of course. []
  3. They say so here. []

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