9.30.2010

It's almost NaNoWriMo time!

NaNoWriMo 2010 button clock smallEek!

I got an email a couple days ago reminding me that National Novel Writing Month is … well, just one short month away. Starting November 1, novelists and aspiring novelists all across the globe will sharpen their pencils (er, keyboards) and begin a dash to 50,000 words by November 30.

Will you be joining the rush?

I seriously had to pause and ask myself that this year. I've done NaNoWriMo two years in a row now, and won both times. ("Winning" = finishing, in NaNo speak.)



This year, I'm pregnant, and have a three-year-old, and a home business, and a new website to launch, and three novels to finish editing, and a lot of other writing to do, and, and, and …

No, I'll probably still do it. It's too good an opportunity to pass up. Isn't it?

How about you? Is this your year to write a novel in a month?

6 comments:

Seonaid said...

Well, you can be the first in the blogosphere to whom I will declare my insanity. I did NANOWRIMO last year, but got stuck 11,000 words in.

This year, I said that I can do it, but only if I finish my thesis in October. Yes, that's right. If I write a book this month, I get to write another one next month. Stop me, before I write again?

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

I love it! Best wishes on your thesis, then! I so hope you join me in the silliness. I just realized we'll also be traveling in November, and of course there's always Thanksgiving, so really it's not the ideal time to do this — but there's never an ideal time, I've decided.

nerdmafia said...
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nerdmafia said...

you know what? i did this twice a couple of years ago (once in november and again, somewhat more successfully in july). my july "novel" is stalled at about 59,000 words and no ending/resolution/finish line in sight. but maybe if i try it again this year, from scratch with something entirely new, it'll all come together. maybe i'll even figure out how to proceed with/conclude that july novel from years past...okay, lauren. i'm in!

Thomasin said...

I've always wanted to participate. I don't know if this is the year, though. Best wishes to all who do!

navelgazingbajan said...

I just signed up for the first time ever. I have no idea what to write about. Oh well, I guess that's part of the fun.

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