Monday, October 27, 2008

Alea iacta est. Or something like that.

Well, I did it. I signed up for NaNoWriMo.

What? you say.

NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. Wherein insane writer types get to take the big challenge: turn out 50,000 words in 30 days. If you go to their website ( you can read all about it. This is NaNoWriMo's tenth year, so they should be getting tons of participants.

Anyway. You take a blood pledge that between November 1 and November 30 you will write-- well, not your Great American Novel; more like your Not So Bad American Novel. Or your At Least I've Got A First Draft American novel. 50,000 words of it.

This is a daunting challenge. It will require new highs of self-discipline and new lows of housekeeping and personal hygiene standards. I'm ready for those last two challenges. As for the first, we'll see, I guess.

So those are my November plans. Wish me luck. I need all I can get.

1 comment:

Jonathan (A1 DC 04) said...

Good luck. You will need it, I know.