NaNoWriMo? Ehh… what you say? Keep on reading and I’ll tell you about it!
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved. [whatisnano]
That is about 1666 words each day for 30 days!
I’m registered at the site NaNoWriMo; National Novel Writing Month. I’ve read the rules. I have been thinking a lot about writing lately. Writing scenes in my head. Thinking about reality and fiction and what to “do” with it in a plot.
I’ve been to the start up meting in Stockholm. Through the years I’ve read countless books about writing.
I’m dreaming about writing a great novel in one month but can’t imagine I will actually show up and write every day?! But I will try and I will do my best. I’m going to be kind about what I write, how I write it but not if I write. I want to write a text. It will be in Swedish, but that’s about all I know about my text.
I’ve written texts since I was a kid but never any big projects except for this blog and my own diary. And the blog turned out a book, maybe some scenes written during November also will – after a while? I’ve written a lot about me in my diary and on the blog but no short stories in a couple of years now. Nothing fictionous at all lately.
But in two days I’m about to start! Yay for big strange geeky projects?!
NaNoWriMo (come on over and cheer on me)!
- I should be writing podcast has a NaNoWriMo episode that I listned to today.
- About NaNoWriMo – some more information
- WriMo radio – out now is a show about inspiration, a very fun podcast
- Ten tips for winning
- 15 survival tips
- Daily writing tips Fiction Writing – lots of articles on writing!
- And I want to knit this cap and crochet this thing for Smilla, haha.
- Angela Booth’s Just write a book blog
- Fiction Factor: Storytelling – that’s what it’s all about!
- NaNo at flickr.com – images of writers and wannabe writers!
- Innowen writes about DIY NaNoWriMo tips for 2007 – a good list to remember! Reminder to self: get out of the house! Oh, and if you want to write but don’t think you have the time slow down!
- 7 Can?t-Miss Ways To Kick-Start The Writing Habit – why not in November 2007? Who will join me?
I’m looking forward to this very much and I’m not going to worry about “winning” (writing 50.000 words in a month) but to write a lot and try to sit down and do it every day. Rule 1 in writing is: sit your butt down (!). I can’t imagine a stack of paper on my desk at the end of the month filled with prose, but I feel happy thinking about it and imaging it! And it’s the road that is important right, not the result? I’m also looking forward to getting the daily pep talks from famous and cool authors like Tom Robbins and Neil Gaiman and Deanna too!