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Monday, November 2, 2009

National Novel Writing Month

I have laryngitis, so please excuse me if I'm light on posting -last week was bad. This week might be better, since I was required to skip all my classes today and I'll be going home for the weekend again on Thursday.

I fail at updating as regularly as I'd like.

Here's what I want to talk about today: National Novel Writing Month.

It's awesome. If you're not doing it, you should be. Get on it. If you are doing it, we should be friends.

The idea behind NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words during the month of November. It actually sounds much harder than it is -it's all about quantity. Quality control is what December is for! I am busy bashing out about 2K words each day that I know are going to be hacked, slashed, destroyed and shifted at some point in the future. The point is that without NaNo, those 2K words every day would never have even come into existence. I never would have created this intense sci-fi novel that I'm now working on (and sci-fi is kind of a leap for me, as a writer, so it's cool to experiment with it).

See how fun it is? You can write whatever you want! You can write to novel you always wanted to read, or you can experiment with different types of prose fiction writing. November is the most stressful month out of my year, and also my favorite for that same reason.

I am too busy writing my action-filled science fiction novel to tell you anything else.


  1. Hey, I'm doing the NaNoWriMo thing too!
    I heard about it from a facebook friend on the evening of the first so Im a little behind.
    But I love it and even though my book is really scattered and really sucks so far, it has potential...maybe. :)

    Good luck on your sci-fi novel! I hope I get to read it sometime. :)

  2. Good luck with your own novel!! NaNo is a total blast -I absolutely love it every year. :)

    Part of the fun of NaNo for me is letting myself be less of a perfectionist and writing something that I know is scattered and sucky. I'm sure your novel will surprise you with its promise by the end of the month.

    We'll definitely have to trade! :)

  3. I've never tried this.

    It sounds terrifying, yet exhilarating.