NaNoWriMo 2011 is approaching!


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Participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is kind of like going to a hot wings joint. You remember the pain from last time, you know it will still hurt this time, and yet you order the “Inferno Grande” plate anyway. So here it is, October, and I am thinking – 50,000 words aren’t too many to write in one month. (but my brain says: hey, stupid, don’t you remember last year? The long nights, early mornings, plots going off on tangents? And then there is the endless editing afterward.  And for what? An icon to add to your blog?)

Creative writers – a foolish lot. Guess I need to add that to my business card, right after “decent cook.”

This will be the first year I have participated from the Eastern Shore. Not sure if there is a regional group here or not. I may have to form one. We could meet at…hmmm…the Yellow Duck Cafe perhaps? Maybe the Machipongo Trading Company. Why not both? Yes, this is sounding better and better the more I write about it.

If you are interested, check out their website. It’s free to participate and a lot of fun. Well, stretch your definition of fun.

Note: OLL, the non-profit group that sponsors NaNoWriMo, is updating their website this weekend. I would wait and sign up on Monday, October 10.

Put the coffee pot on standby. The madness commences on November 1st.

Good luck to all who dare…


18 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2011 is approaching!

  1. Ah, Nanowrimo… most of our books get started that way (okay, that’s *technically* a lie). Most of our books technically get started as script format roleplay carried out over a chat program, but it’s Nanowrimo where we hash out the lovely first drafts of our soon to be marvelous pieces. Ah, good (head-pounding, chug more Mountain Dew, hand me another ibuprofen so I can get through this scene) times.

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