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Friday, November 5, 2010

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

On November 1st I joined this year's NaNoWriMo. The challenge is to write a novel in 30 days of 50,000 words or more. I was astounded to discover that more than 172,000 people took up the challenge. That's one hundred, seventy-two thousand people! I know many people who join up don't take it seriously, but even if you cut that in half that's an amazing number of people hammering out novels all across the US.

I joined so that I could push myself to get more done on My Life On Fire. It's actually helped me become more productive, and it's been great so far. Let's see how it goes for the next twenty-five days. Tune in once in a while and see. You can keep track of the number of words I've written in the little widget over there to the right of this page. Wish me luck!


  1. Luck, nothin'. You GOT this!!

    Congratulations on 7800 in under a week!!!

  2. YES, Good luck, and remember about the deadline being the greatest inspiration, yet.
    Number of entrants: I read not long ago that about 80% of our populations want to write a novel! Ye Gads! Put me in a slump for a week! lol

  3. Hmm-m. Still writing? No time left over for living? I started NaNo as a sort of force writing and now that I'm finally, at 18604 words, hitting my stride in developing the story, Thanksgiving and 5 days of long anticipated house guests is upon me.
    Good luck to you...hoping you are still hanging in there.