Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nanowrimo

Apparently, I have been living under a bridge because this month is the first time I've heard the term "Nanowrimo". While it sounds like it should deal with nanotechnology (or maybe a strange alien greeting), it is actually a project where people challenge themselves to write a 50 000 word novel during the month of November (hence National November Writing Month). Still, given that definition, my techie brain translates this to a bunch of nannies who replicate themselves into a fascinating science-fiction (of course!) novel. Hmm, that would be quite awesome actually.

I love to write. And while I've put aside my dreams of beginning a novelist, one part of me has been wanting to participate despite the fact that I am now far far behind. Whereas 50 000 words in 30 days sounded just a little daunting, 50 000 words in 15 days sounds downright impossible! Still, nothing ventured, nothing ever put down in paper right?

Well, I went ahead and created my Nanowrimo account last night, and started plugging away. So far, I am at a measly 968 words, but it's a start. Besides, I'm really accountable to no one but myself. If my November writing month morphs into a November/December writing month, who's really going to complain right? And I think NaNoDeWriMo has a nice sound to it.

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