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Monday, October 25, 2010

Taking the Plunge: NaNoWriMo

Hello cyber buddies!

I’ve decided to finally take the plunge and do NaNoWriMo. What is it, you ask? It’s an insane challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. November. That’s right. ONE MONTH! I’ve heard about it for years in forums, but I’ve never had the desire to try…until now.

I have a myriad of good, perfectly valid reasons why I don’t have time to do it. Just add 5 kids to the farm and you’ve got an idea of how much I have on my plate. However, I also am a writer.

It finally dawned on me that even if I tried and only got 40k words in one month, then that’s still an awesome achievement. If we make it, we win. If we don’t reach our goal, we still win because we made the effort and wrote every day for the whole month. Is there a downside to this?

If any of you would like to join me in my quest for 50K, my username is mrs.farmgirl. I think I’ll spend every spare moment from now till November outlining.

Happy writing everyone, and I hope to see you there!

Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo with me?


RaShelle said...

Yay!!! Another NaNo friend. I'm historian40. I'll find you. =D

Rita J. Webb said...

OMG, you're doing NaNoWriMo? I just might join you this year. I'll have to think about it. I only get 5 more days to decide.

Wendy Swore said...

Rita, do your idea for the Cyborg girl! You have such a good idea with that.

Remember Colorless? (that perished with my computer?) I'm going to resurrect it. I'd love to be buddies with you on there too.

Kate Carpenter said...

Hi Wendy! Did you know there's a Pocatello NaNoWriMo group? They have get-togethers for writing and so forth. Here's the web site: http://pokywrimo.weebly.com/

Good luck!

Wendy Swore said...

Kate! No I didn't know that! Are you doing it too?

Malin said...

I'm doing NaNo as well - added you already.

K.G. Borland said...

You convinced me to do NaNoWriMo Wendy! If you're not too busy to do it then I have no excuse :)

Kate Carpenter said...

I'm thinking about it! I tried to do it last year, but I just got distracted by other things. I think I might go for it again this year, though.