Sunday, November 2, 2008

NaNoWriMo

I was missing April and the challenge of posting a poem a day for a month so I went in search of something similar for the month of November. Turns out, there is a lot going on in November: National Diabetes Month, National Adoption Month, National American Indian Heritage Month, National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, some bizarre holidays, and of course, Thanksgiving. But those things didn't really fit what I was looking for. Then I stumbled across NaNoWriMo. Check it out! Seriously!

Here's the deal - I have from November 1 to November 30 to finish my book. I have to write 50,000 words.

And then the story will be told!

The little tracker on the right is supposed to tell you how much I've written and I'm planning on making it a link to my profile at NaNoWriMo, but as of right now (when I'm writing), it doesn't do either of those things so you'll have to use your imagination (unless it's working when you're reading...). For now, here's a link to me.

(By the way, it occurred to me Friday, in the car on the way to Nana and Poppop's, that my social anxiety has actually been getting in the way of me writing my novel. I had planned on using some personal experience for part of the story telling, and even though it should be a quick and simple 2000 words or so, I haven't been able to write it because of my most likely inaccurate belief that no one will want to hear about what happened to me. So I'm going to remind myself that doesn't matter because if my life does turn out to be uninteresting (and that's for editing to decide - not writing), it can be edited to hold the reader's attention. It's more important to the story to just write it down.)

3 comments:

Not The Rockefellers said...

Good Luck! That is one ambitious project! I'm rooting for you. I am doing NaBloPoMo. That's about all I can handle! ;)

Peace -Rene

Vincent Robleto said...

Good luck, keep writing, the very worst possible result is a bad novel... I've read a half ton of those.

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Rene - Thanks for the encouragement. And good luck with NaBloPoMo!!

Vincent - Thank you, too! And hey, even if my novel is bad on 11/30, at least it's written, right?

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