Friday, September 18, 2009

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo begins on November 1st. In the spirit of my new theme for this year, and my more recent post about getting rid of the chains I place on myself, I have decided to sign up for it.

NaNoWriMo is about writing. There is no real prize at the end of it other than your own sense of accomplishment. You are supposed to start writing on the 1st of November, and by the end of the month, hopefully in time to submit your pages, you will have 175 pages written. You don't need to edit your pages. You don't even need to make sure your writing is GOOD. You just have to write. It's about the quantity of your writing, not the quality of your writing.

I think this is ideal for me because I never seem to finish any of my novels. Not one. I'm always so worried that my writing will be rubbish that I don't even start, let alone finish. But NaNoWriMo takes that fear away. My writing will be rubbish. And that's okay. I just have to get the writing done.

With 30 days in November, I will need to write about 6 pages a day (5.8 pages) for each day in the month of November.

So who is brave enough to sign up to do this with me? Just go here and sign up. Then post a comment below and let me know what your user name is at NaNoWriMo. In November, I will post a weekly tally of everyone's progress.

So, who's brave enough to take the NaNoWriMo challenge?


Barbara said...

I'm IN. :) It's lyricalb, and you'll see me. Sounds like fun.

wheezeybouncer said...

ok i'm signed up. i usually do poetry but i fancy the challenge!

wheezeybouncer is my ID

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! I signed up and look forward to getting some writing done in Nov!

Becky Fyfe said...

Anonymous - I'd love to know who you are (user name) so I can include you in our weekly tally throughout November. (Yes, there will probably be some prizes involved.)

Anonymous said...

I've done NaNo for the last two years; I think it's the only reason I finished my Blue Crystal project. I highly recommend it; sure, it may not be for everyone, but it really teaches writing-endurance.

Arenda said...

Ok, I'm in! Hope this makes me a super-prolific writer. ha ha!

Welcome! said...

AAAhhhh, I signed up for this about 4 or 5 months ago! Come on November!!!

Leia Organa said...

Hello love, it's Anji aka ghostlove from deviantART here. I'm Ghostlove on the NaNo site too - want to be writing buddies? This will be my fifth attempt and hopefully my first win!

MrsEvilGenius said...

We're in over here at the Secret Hidden Lab!

My nick is MrsEvilGenius and Bodog is Bodogsivana.