Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's That Time of Year Again

National Novel Writing Month begins November 1st. :D

What is it? Thousands of writers get together in November of every year with the goal of writing 50,000 words (that's each, peeps!).

Who can play? EVERYONE! If you've ever said, "I would love to write a novel... someday." This is it! Your someday has arrived!

How do I participate? Go to the NaNo website and sign up. It's that easy. On the website, you can track your progress, get encouragement from other writers, and chit-chat on the messageboards if you're stuck.

Reaching 50K in a month is doable (or so I've been told *snort*). It breaks down to 1667 words a day. But don't look at it as a failure if you can't make 50K in a month (I haven't yet! hahahaha), because if you only write 30K -- that's 30K you didn't have before. And wouldn't you rather have that than nothing?

I participated in '06 (I realize I have no tags for that on my blog -- I'm creating a tag for this time). Last year I was too busy doing "things." This year I have nothing going on so I'm looking forward to getting back on the horse. Of course, I have no idea what I'm going to work on at this point. Heh. But I'm sure I'll work it out.

I had to change my "home area" from SD to Japan -- that was wild. When I signed up two years ago, who would have ever thought?

This is me -- If you join, make sure to friend me! (Anne, you're already friended *grin*)


  1. If I sign up for NaNo, I'll procrastinate. Then when I don't finish, I'll feel guilty. Beat myself up.

    I just can't take that kind of pressure, Heather!!!! Stop putting that kind of pressure on me!!!

  2. I have followed your blog and your links enough to realize writing is WORK. Like super hard work. You writers are gifted. That is not my gifting.
    On November 1st I am starting the drink 50 cups a coffee in a month. Something I am good at, makes me happy and anyone can join.

  3. i have signed up and won twice! I'm a winner!! what, i think that should read, "I'm a weener!"

    i can't this year with all the marathon craziness. but i will friend you and watch your progress

  4. I haven't been doing so great in the word count department, unfortunately, but I'm totally on board for trying!

    I'll friend you when the link decides to cooperate with me. : )

  5. I'm ready for it this year, I spaced it last year and didn't get into it cause didn't start til a week late then just couldn't motivate.



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