Monday, October 26, 2009
Gulp! I've joined the crowd for NaNoWriMo
I am officially part of the list of crazy writers participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The goal is to produce at least 50,000 words (enough for a novella or a good beginning to a novel). Trick is, you cannot start writing until November 1, and you must finish before December 1 arrives...thirty days to produce 50,000 words. The NaNoWriMo site provides plenty of fellowship and help. Check out the site for more information, or if you decide to be as crazy as I am and give it a try.
If you're already doing NaNo, let's buddy up. I'm K9friend1.
At the end of the month will any of us have a publishable piece? Not by a long shot. But at least you'll have a "complete" manuscript to start tweaking. Some Nanos do the event each November and then spend the rest of the year revising and polishing.
Between working full time, attending an out of town writer's conference that month, pre-holiday planning, and having a houseful of Thanksgiving guests, it's going to be a huge challenge for me. Will I make it? Only time will tell, but my outline and character sketches are nearly done and I'm working to get myself psyched up to write.
Because of this, Critter Alley posts will drop after today and throughout November. I will, however, try and give a periodic update post showing how many words I've produced.
Wish me luck! Encouragement will be most welcome!