It is October 16th! What does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY halfway through October (Ok, technically, that’s like noon today, and I’m a bit early. Whatever. I’m excited.) And what does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY (totally) NaNoWriMo Countdown season.
If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo (and WHY the f–ok never mind, I’ll give you a break in light of the government shutdown. It IS kinda distracting) then take a look here: http://nanowrimo.org NaNo is National Novel Writing Month where you write a novel (50,000) words in a month, and it’s pretty much the best thing ever.
I’m particularly ecstatic about this year, because it will be the first time in a LOOOONG time that I am actually, genuinely participating. Over the past few years, what with my own publishing and writing schedule, I sort of half-heartedly did NaNo.Yes, I was a NaNo Rebel! Last year and the year before, I worked on my own projects that I started before November, and the year before that, I worked on a collection of short stories – breaking the cardinal rule of NaNoWriMo. I still aimed for 50,000 words, but pretty much broke all the rules in the process! Plus, two out of the last three, I didn’t even get close to my goal.
But not this year.
NaNo Rebels, it’s been fantastic. But now, I’m off to join the rest of the NaNos.
This year, I’m starting anew with a true NaNoWriMo project and a true desire to follow all the rules!
This blog is home to a TON of NaNo posts (well, it happens every year…) and links to November-related guest posts elsewhere. And so because:
1) there are all the new people here (Hey TUEBLovers!), and
2) I’m going to busy writing my ass off,
I’ll be mixing in some links and addendums to my old NaNo ramblings, along with new NaNoWriMo commentary when I have the time!
So anyone joining me?