Sunday, November 2, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Thousands of people in the US (and all over the world) accept the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel from scratch by the end of the month. It sounds pretty impossible until you realize that it doesn't have to be a good novel. The point is to push yourself and just write, trying to ignore your "inner editor." Editing is for later. This is a foreign concept to me and I'm finding I have to keep reminding myself not to get stuck working out the perfect way to phrase a sentence. But I'm up past 3,000 words and now I just need to make sure I have enough of a plot for the other 47,000. If this sounds fun to you, it's not too late to start! You can click here to find out more and sign up.


Arborist said...

Go Tamary!

Where have you found your great ads for NaNoWriMo? All I could find were Celtic helmets and coffee mugs!

Holly said...

WOW!!! This is a dream of mine to write a novel. Unfortunately, with my schedule, I think I won't be able to enter until 2021 . . . Good luck with yours!