Monday, November 01, 2004

NaNo WriMo?

Time certainly does fly. This time last year, I was first learning of NaNo WriMo...and I actually signed up for it back then. However, I did not have the drive to write one word, let along 50,000. So, November came and went, and I was left without a masterpiece to call my own.

What is NaNo WriMo, you may ask? Well, it's a clever way they came up with to shorten "
National Novel Writing Month". To my knowledge, this isn't anything "official", such as Black History Month, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In fact, it appears to be one person's ingenious idea, brought to the masses by the power of the internet.

The purpose of NaNo WriMo is for participants to write at least 50,000 words (aka a 175-page novel) within the month of November. It doesn't have to be a grand literary achievement...I don't think it has to even be moderately coherent. But it's a way to get your creative juices flowing and a way to allow you to say that you really have written a novel.

I decided to give it a go this year. We'll see if I make the 50k quota. Right now I'm up to 235. Yay...only 49,765 to go. Won't you
join me?

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