10.20.2005

NaNoWriMo;
Or “No Time for Love, Doctor Jones!”


Yep. It's that time of year again. If you haven't heard of the organization/event, the folks at NaNo bill themselves as such:

"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30."

The point is to drop any inhibitions and simply write. Good, bad, or ugly, you too can be a novelist by the end of next month. Check out http://www.nanowrimo.org/ for support and information.

I've known about these guys ever since Marce turned me on to the event, but I've yet to participate. Something in my gut has always regarded any personal involvement as counterproductive; for better or worse, rich or for poor, I’m here for the long haul. Harley’s Personal Writing needs MORE self-editing, not less.

However, if you’re among the thousands of writers that just need a little kick start, this might be the event for you. For my part, NaNo is certainly something I'd like to do before I die, simply for the experience.

One last note. NaNo is a great organization, but you don't need them to help you write a novel in a month. Any month can be your own personal "XXXXX words or bust!" event. Just a friendly reminder --- it starts and ends with you.

9 Comments:

At 1:08 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

Hmm...

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Heh. SB novel in a month? It's possible, and you could release it through cafepress.

Be very afraid.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

*Chuckle* I think I could do it. It would probably be horrible, but that's the point, isn't it? Practice, man, practice.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

I am offically announcing my candidacy to become the next president of these united sta*Smack* - Er, as a NaNoWriMo(lalalaploblablah) contestant.

Come December 1st, I shall be a ruined shell of a man, reeking of writing exhaustion, saddlesores, and creaky, arthritic knuckles.

...Why am I doing this again?

www.nanowrimo.org

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

Huzzah!

A book in a month ... can't wait to read it!

//H has been awed into submission

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger saurus said...

Dear Penthouse,

I never thought it would happen to me....

That's as far as I got :(

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Grimbones said...

I still love it when *rotfl* actually means what it stands for. Good to see you, Saurus...

BTW, what are we doing for Christmas?

 
At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Erik Scott de Bie said...

This is so tempting. . .

Then I remember: Erik, what the hell are you doing? You have deadlines!

And I sigh.

Happy month's writing, everyone!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger SnakeOil Sage said...

Well, you could "nanowrimo" the work you have deadlines for. Getting some work finished up in a solid month would shock your publishers. :D

 

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