National Novel Writing Month 6.0

Harpy

This is entirely Kim the Librarian’s fault. She introduced me to National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, in 2007 and I haven’t looked back since.

What the heck is NaNoWriMo? Is that a disease? Is it contagious? Well, a little. NaNoWriMo is an annual writing project that occurs in November. For 30 days people from all over the world write in pursuit of drafting a 50,000-word novel. Some are halo-ed “winners” for reaching the word count, and some are cast in the abyss of Internet fanfiction.

I am a perpetual citizen of the abyss.

But not this year! This year I have a semi-solid outline for my adventure, comedy story “The Adventures of Harpy and Wonder Beard.” I am actually restraining myself from writing prior to the November 1st start date. Incredible! For whatever reason this story feels different from my previous attempts. The story and characters feel natural.

I dig it.

And to plug: NaNoWriMo has an initiative for writing in libraries – Come Write In. A career goal of mine is to spearhead this program in a library someday.

Come Write In

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2 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month 6.0”

  1. I’m tackling this annual beast myself… sort of. I’m cheating and working on one of two already existing projects. So, it’s not “real” NaNoWriMo, and I won’t claim I won squat if I actually manage 50,000 words, but it will be a huge accomplishment for me. In any case, I’m not going to have time to blog, so I decided to post snippets of my story on my scheduled days instead, and I’m trying to enlist other lunatics to do the same. Because if celebrity has taught us anything, it’s that overexposure is in. 😛

  2. That still counts! …vaguely haha. That sounds like a good idea for blogging and NaNo-ing. It accomplishes two tasks in one. I might need to snatch it 😉

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