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)