NaNoWriMo 2011

1 Nov

November is National Novel Writing Month, where a group of crazy people take to their keyboards for a gargantuan feat: to write a novel in 30 days.

This year, I’ve decided to take the plunge. When you procrastinate to the point where you’re cleaning toilets instead of writing, it’s time for desperate measures.

50,000 words in 30 days is the minimum. You’re allowed to write more than that, of course (snort). That’s 1,666.666667 words per day. Or 6.666666667 pages per day. My goal is to finish novel number 5. I’ve got 50 pages right now. I just need to add another 200 or so.

Have you noticed how many triple 666’s there are in these numbers? Are you aware that the number 666 is associated with the Devil? A coincidence? Mua-ha-ha. Probably not.

So I’ll be out of commission for a month, with the exception of some pre-scheduled blogs. No commenting on other blogs, no Facebooking, nothing but writing. I will be giving short tweets on my word count status.

All I ask is this: to anyone reading this blog, whether you’re a bloggy friend or a stranger just passing through, do me favor. Wish me luck. Give me last rites. Cross your toes and fingers for me. Say a prayer. Light a candle. Rub a lamp and make a wish. Break a wishbone and think of me.

I can use all the help I can get.

4 Responses to “NaNoWriMo 2011”

  1. Kathleen Kaska November 1, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Good luck, Nancy. I’ve never participated, but I have a friend who has every year since it began. She has a great collection of writing, which she uses for short stories, flash fiction, and one she’s polishing into a 50,000 + word novel.

  2. Selena Robins Musings November 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Good luck, Nancy! You know I’m right there with you. I know this will be a busy month for both of us, but I hope we can take some time out for a lunch date.

    Congrats on winning the pumpkin contest.

    Now, go write some more!

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