Monday, October 5, 2009

Got NaNoWriMo?

Next month is...*drumroll*...National Novel Writing Month!

(It's national because people really do it...nationally...not because congress passed a law.)

Every November aspiring novelists pull out their laptops, put pens to paper, and throw their brains into a tormented delight as they churn out 50,000 words in one month.

Sounds scary?

It's a great way to get a jump start on a project. It forces you to actually sit down and write, no matter how blocked you may feel. And it's possible. I did about 40,000 words last April when I was writing the second half of my last novel (the one that's being edited right now).

I'm planning to do it, although I've already started the particular novel I hope to work on. I wasn't going to kill the idea by waiting a month to start. But I'm still going to write 50,000 words in November - if my health co-operates. (I've had so much weird health stuff going on that I have to throw that clause in.)

Want to join me? Head over to to sign up!


Hannah Nicole said...

I'm so excited for Nanowrimo! Add me! I'm ElvishAuthoress over there. :)

Alyosha said...

Haha, it's not really National either. But (they say) InNaWriMo has not the same ring...

So I'm not the only one cheating by continuing a WIP. Hooray!


Hannah said...

Sounds like quite a few people don't actually follow all the rules of NaNo! This is going to be my first year and my story is WIP, too.

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

This is my second year! I've been doing a lot of planning in advance this time - it helps to know how the book will end ahead of time. I'd love to have some writing buddies - I'm LittleCosette (no space between the names) on there.