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Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

Well, it is November again which means a lot of my friends are doing NaNoWriMo and this year I'M GOING TO DO IT TOO BY GUM!

If you aren't familiar with National Novel Writing Month the title is somewhat self-explanatory. It's a bunch of people attempting to write a 50k word novel during the 31 days of November.

I've mentioned my struggles with neglecting my writing before (here and here for instance) and even shared one finished work, but I figure if I'm ever going to get my writing off the ground again, I need some sort of goal or accountability or both. So I'm going to try and scratch out a novel this month.

I'm sort of cheating because I already had 3,000 words plus a lot of notes scratched out for this particular story, but I'm simply not going to count the first 3k so my personal goal will be 53,000 words. It's probably not a publishable piece so much as it is a personal fulfillment piece (it has a love story that makes me want to stalk my husband like a rabid panther), but at least I'm trying.

I'm putting this on my blog partially so people know because people knowing is supposed to shame you into actually doing it and partially to explain if my blog goes neglected because if given a choice between putting in my slightly more than 1,600 words a day that I need to do to stay on track and making a blog post, I'm going to have to force myself to do the 1,600 or else I won't get anywhere with this (for instance, I need about four hundred more words to meet today's goal and I'm still typing away on this instead).

So wish me luck and hopefully I'll get a chance to share what I've completed at the end of the month.





1 comment:

  1. I never realised I had such a persuasive logo! I did NaNoWriMo last year btw and it was great for getting me to stop procrastinating and start writing. I do think it's kind of ironic that you've linked up a NaNoWriMo post to a relaxing weekend hop - those two things don't really go together!!

    Have a great day :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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