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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
  Write A Novel In 30 Days Here's your big chance, you wannabe writers. Write a frantically quick novel with your peers from across the planet:

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and -- when the thing is done -- the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.

Sara, I'm talking to you.

Just do it. Don't even think about it.

I think that's sort of the point.

(h/t to Big Stupid Tommy)

 
Comments:
hey..you have a little time on your hands, right? Why not a Newcoma tome?

If there EVER was a time for a Bigfoot fights the Zombie Warriors saga, it is NOW!
 
Okay.
You know what?
I accept. Sounds great!
But.....only if you accept as well. Listen to John.
 
Participants will be writing crap?! Ha! That's encouraging. :) Actually I have read much about NaNoWriMo in various blogs today. I give credit to anyone who gives it a try, but I don't think I could do it. I am either in a mood to write or I am not. I can't even compose a complete sentence (crappy or otherwise) if I am not in the mood.
 
Sara, you have to do this one on your own, dear.
DO IT!!!
 
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