Last week I was chatting with Daniel about how he should write a book. He is one of the bloggers that I enjoy reading the most because he is a very good writer. I also mentioned to him how I have some crazy ideas in my head and how some day I would like to write a book.
He told me that I should join NaNoWriMo and participate. He has tried a couple of times but November is just not his month because there are a lot of personal responsibilities. November is also going to be a crazy month for me, but his suggestion and later encouragement has given me a new goal. I am going to start writing my first book and submitting it to NaNoWriMo. I will also share my progress with anyone that would like to read it, just send an e-mail to my gmail account and I will let you read the document in progress.
I am not sure if I will become a published author or not, it is free to dream. I would love to write something that entertains and has a message. The novel has no current title, and Daniel advise me not to think about that now… so I am going to write 50K word in November, wish me luck.
What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.
Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: Sign-ups begin October 1, 2007. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
Still confused? Just visit the How NaNoWriMo Works page!