Sunday, November 04, 2007

NaNoWriMo!

I heard about NaNoWriMo last year, it seemed intriguing but with exams, papers, and bar fitness applications I filed it in the back of my mind as a someday project. Now I am busy but not busy in the I might fail law school if I do this way- so I'm in!

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and the goal is to crank out a 50,000 word novel by November 30th. The theory goes that if you force yourself to write 1,500-2,000 words daily you will be writing so fast you won't have time to let your inner editor run free shrieking in disapproval because you are too busy writing. NaNoWriMo-ians believe that this fast paced unedited writing will bring out creativity and freshness of ideas and actually help you complete the novel. In December you can revise and improve but November is all about output. TONS of people sign up and do this, in my city at 900 or so were signed up at last check. Its actually one of the motivations for nano. My city's Nanowrimo-ians had a kick off party, meet for write-ins, maintain message boards on writing. I need 50K to finish my novel's first draft so this will hopefully be my kick to finish.

If you're thinking of the novel you should have written, why not carpe diem and sign up and start writing? Its' not too late!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

interesting idea !

Mystic

a guy said...

i absolutely love the header of your blog. it must be an imported theme coz its not found in blogger. tech savvy lawyer. cool. :)

Enyur said...

When I first started reading your post, I thought NanoWriMo was some new product Apple just came out with...and I'm thinking do they ever stop? lol!

P.S. Good luck!

HijabMan said...

i could use a pep talk if you are up for giving one... soon

:-) congrats on all your success. may you have much 80s music in your life.

Aisha said...

Thanks Mystic :)

A Guy- no i'm not a techie lawyer, but I'm a lucky girl with good techie friends :)

Enyur: LOL I can see that (PS hope your'e diong chica, long time no talk)

HijabMan: thanks :) You know how to reach me for that pep talk :)

Tee said...

I'm signed up and behind in my word count already. Someone kill my inner editor - or at least knock him out for a month. LOL.

So - are you making new friends through the groups that signed up for NanoWriMo where you live? ... I'm way too shy to make NanoWriMo friends in the real world. LOL.

Aisha said...

Tee- somehow if you keep doing it and just keep pushing him back (the inner editor) it seems to work somehow.... over time he learns that you don't listen and walks away. I hae not made any new friends yet through nanwrimo, i signed up after the kick off party etc but I do plan to meet up with them at some point.... just so hectic... :)

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