NaNoWriMo

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!

6 Responses to NaNoWriMo

  1. Break a keyboard, man! After taking a quick look at the NaNoWriMo site, I’m tempted to take a crack at it myself.

  2. that sounds like a lot of fun! if i wasn’t headed out for more training, i’d definitely sign up! why haven’t i heard of this before? …maybe when i get back i’ll just pick a month to try it myself, anyways. good luck, i wanna read it when you’re done!

  3. NaNoWriMo is freaking awesome. I just with November wasn’t so crazy for our family and I was able to actually finish.

  4. Impressive. NaNoWriMo sounds like such a hard work, I could understand from last year. I don’t dare to enter there myself… I do wish you good luck x millions with your goals :-)

    Thanks for stopping by, please do participate, EVERY BLOGGER is welcome to our Halloween celebrations. The more, the more scares… Think about it: what a giga monster party!!! *giggles*

  5. Good luck! I gave NaNoWriMo a try a few years back, but only got up to 2,000 words. :( I couldn’t get into the spirit of ‘to write is to write is to write’.

    I may give it another try this year. *ponders* You’re inspiring! :)

    I’ll happily read your creation once NaNoWriMo is over. :)

  6. Good luck with it! I think of all these storylines or one-liners that would be great for a book, but every time I’ve tried to sit down to do it, I don’t have the patience to bang it all out and it starts to feel overwhelming.

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