It’s official: I’m dusting off ye olde typewriter (aka my now-fixed laptop) and have officially signed up for NaNoWriMo!
“NaNo NaNo?” you ask. “Like Mork and Mindy?”
No, I say. “Like, “National Novel Writing Month. I, along with thousands of participants, are embarking on writing 50,000 words during the month of November!”
“You’re crazy!” you say.
“Duh,” I say.
But seriously, NaNoWriMo is great fun. Sure, it’s kind of insane to pound out 50,000 words in 30 days, but I’ve done it! I actually completed a novel in 2003 (it was way easier when I was unemployed), and I got to 26,000 or so words last year. Not bad for being employed and starting completely over the second week in!
This year I’m doing the same thing as last year (even working on the same novel), and I’m okay with it if I don’t reach the whole 50k. But it’s a great excuse to carve out time for writing and getting words down on paper. And if anyone asks you to do something you can say, “Oh, sorry, I can’t… NaNoWriMo.”
“NaNo, NaNo?” they will say. “Like Mork and Mindy?”
“No,” I will say. “Like, National Novel Writing Month…”
If you want more information or want to sign up (yes, please!), go here! NaNo, NaNo!