Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010 and me


To be perfectly honest, I've heard about NaNoWriMo before. Lots before.

I'm not sure why, but to me it always seemed like the kind of thing non-writers did. I don't need a special month to write a novel, I would think. I'm always writing anyway.

But as November approaches, I'm looking at NaNoWriMo with fresh eyes. I mean, sure, I have a million (so not exaggerating!) projects currently in the works and I'm crazy for taking on something else. But as far as I see it, why not? This might be the last November that I'm not slaving away at college. And while I don't have any ideas brewing that I haven't already started, I'm sure I can come up with something. The real challenge is finishing it.

50,000 words a month boils down to 1,666 a day. Provided I am diligent enough to actually work on this specific project daily. (I like to jump from project to project.)

This may mean blog posts get thrown to the wayside. (I just learned how to "schedule" posts, so I may do that so you all don't get bored and abandon me!) This may mean I get less sleep and drink more coffee. The house may get messier, the kitten may get angry that I'm typing and not petting him. (He get's very jealous of the keyboard.)

But I am going to try it! And you should too!

If you sign up on the website, please leave me a comment here or email me at ARTWonderland[at]gmail.com and let me know so we can be "writing buddies"!

(Although I detest the word "buddies" so hopefully you don't mind if I call you something else)

3 comments:

SOFIA said...

cool blog))

Anonymous said...

I've heard of it before as well, and always thought it was a bit daft and impractical. I still can't help thinking, 'would my novel be any good by the end of that month??'

But lately, my writing has come to such a sudden stop and its despressing me. It used to be my escape, and it feels as though my blog has taken over, yet blogging someimes feels like a burden.

So maybe it would do me good to get back into writing full-speed, just jump into the deep end! Maybe it help me feel better about my life at the moment... Give me an escape...

I'll let you know if I do it! Thanks for planting the thought... :)

nesha
http://thebuttonowl.tumblr.com/

Eponine said...

SOFIA: Thank you! :)

Nesha: As soon as I decided to do it, all of these people came out of the woodwork telling me, "you can do it!" It's a pretty amazing sense of community!