Wednesday, October 26, 2005

NaNoWriMo

I've passed by the opportunity to participate in National Novel Writing Month since I learned about it a couple of years ago. My friend Grant Gould is giving it a try though and that got me rethinking it. I've always passed on it because, given my writing speed, it seemed like an unattainable goal to finish a novel in a month. It still does.

But, my goal for this year was to get my first draft done and I'm only about 30% towards that. I might as well give it a concerted effort in November to see if I can get it finished. Learning not to edit as I go should hopefully speed me up. And I've got a head start. I'm not sure if a head start is cool with the Official Rules of NaNoWriMo (very fun to say out loud, by the way: "nanorimo"), but I'm not looking to win anything here, except the satisfaction of finishing.

Frankly, I'm not enthusiastic about my prospects of finishing in November, but I'm gonna give it a good shot.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Technically, starting before November is against the rules. But like you said, there's no "winning"... and the whole point is to establish a deadline so that we're forced to produce. Good luck!

Michael May said...

I thought I might be breaking the rules there. There's no way I'm starting over now though. :D

Thanks for the luck!

Jason Copland said...

You could always write a monster vs robot novel..... ;)

Michael May said...

Naw. Something like that would need pictures. :)

Jason Copland said...

hmmmmmmmm..... you could be right about that......

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