NaNoWriMo

So after hearing people like and talk about it all the time, I decided I would sign up for the National Novel Writing Month challenge.

That’s right.

In the month of November, I will be attempting to write a 50,000 word “novel”.

I have no idea for a story.

I have no ideas for characters.

But I need to practice writing.

I figure I have a couple things on my side – one being that I have the entire week of Thanksgiving off as vacation, and no plans, so I should be able to hammer out a lot of stuff in that week.

This is a little scary. Actually, I’ll just be scared if I manage to finish it. I am good at starting things.

Not so good at finishing them.

Please, help keep me honest, guys.

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~ by Matt Stratton on October 30, 2006.

17 Responses to “NaNoWriMo”

  1. I’m wondering whether a three-chapter research proposal could count as a “novel”…. (;

  2. I’m wondering whether a three-chapter research proposal could count as a “novel”…. (;

  3. I’ll need you to keep me honest too. I have no idea how I’m going to manage writing 2000+ words a day on top of wedding stuff and work but I’m SURE gonna try. 🙂

  4. I’ll need you to keep me honest too. I have no idea how I’m going to manage writing 2000+ words a day on top of wedding stuff and work but I’m SURE gonna try. 🙂

  5. I just did a word count on my dissertation, and it was 55,000 words… and that took me 5 solid weeks, 7 days a week, for about 16 hours each day. Admittedly, not all of that was writing–some time was spent making figures, rereading and editing… but still.
    Godspeed.

  6. I just did a word count on my dissertation, and it was 55,000 words… and that took me 5 solid weeks, 7 days a week, for about 16 hours each day. Admittedly, not all of that was writing–some time was spent making figures, rereading and editing… but still.
    Godspeed.

  7. I just did a word count on my dissertation, and it was 55,000 words… and that took me 5 solid weeks, 7 days a week, for about 16 hours each day. Admittedly, not all of that was writing–some time was spent making figures, rereading and editing… but still.
    Godspeed.

  8. Your dissertation was probably a lot harder to write than my novel will be. Especially since it will probably turn out to be the adventures of a rabid squirrel who wants to run for Congress.

    Wait. That’s actually not a bad idea. Hmm.

  9. Your dissertation was probably a lot harder to write than my novel will be. Especially since it will probably turn out to be the adventures of a rabid squirrel who wants to run for Congress.

    Wait. That’s actually not a bad idea. Hmm.

  10. I also want to point out–and I can’t emphasize this enough–my dissertation is unreadable. It would’ve taken much longer to make it coherent.
    …not that coherency will be an issue for “Zippy the Rabid Squirrel: The Congessenating.”

  11. “Your dissertation was probably a lot harder to write than my novel will be. Especially since it will probably turn out to be the adventures of a rabid squirrel who wants to run for Congress.”
    I’m totally stealing that idea.
    Jolene

  12. “Your dissertation was probably a lot harder to write than my novel will be. Especially since it will probably turn out to be the adventures of a rabid squirrel who wants to run for Congress.”
    I’m totally stealing that idea.
    Jolene

  13. Good luck with that. I signed up last year and wrote about 1 page.

    I have all kinds of ideas but write almost none of them down.

    I should try it again sometime, but probably no this year.

  14. Good luck with that. I signed up last year and wrote about 1 page.

    I have all kinds of ideas but write almost none of them down.

    I should try it again sometime, but probably no this year.

  15. Good luck with that. I signed up last year and wrote about 1 page.

    I have all kinds of ideas but write almost none of them down.

    I should try it again sometime, but probably no this year.

  16. Good luck!

  17. Good luck!

  18. Good luck!

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