Wednesday, October 6, 2010

National Novel Writing Month

Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon!!

this is what started it all for me.

okay, not really. i was already writing. but NaNoWriMo made me so serious about writing that i started to do research about authors, about agents, about what it takes to get published. for the first time, it was real. i started to think, can i or can't i do this? what will it really take?

and then i wrote 50,000 words in a month. it was amazing.

wait, what is NaNoWriMo?? i guess i'm getting ahead of myself.

for those of you who haven't heard, NaNo is a website where writers gather every year in November. these writers undertake the challenge of trying to write 50,000 words in one month (yes, you read that right). if you hate math, i'll save you the headache and tell you that that come out to 1,667 words per day.

it's insane.

it's stressful.

it's hard.

it's so worth it.

i don't even know what my favorite part of NaNo is. the pep talk emails in my own inbox from famous authors whose books i actually own?? talking to other writers who are also taking part in this crazy challenge??? or was it the fact that i actually wrote 50,000 words in one month??

it was all amazing.

if you want to learn more, definitely stop by NaNo and see if it's something you want to join in on. you've got almost a month to decide...see you in November!!

let the writing begin.

oh, and one last thing: during NaNo, i will be AWOL on all social networking sites--which includes my blog! BUT you can always stop by to check out my word count. just a heads-up!


  1. I'm doing it too! It's my first year, and I'm interested to see where it takes me since I'm already a very serious + fast writer. I'm pretty excited about it.

  2. Yay, I'm glad you're doing NaNo. I'm also doing it this year, and yeah, blogging/twittering might fall by the wayside comes November.

    Emy Shin (my new blog)

  3. Rebecca--awesome! good luck : ) see you at NaNo!

    Emy (Sandy??)--it's so hard to keep up with blogging and writing, especially during NaNo. good luck (with writing and balancing blogging!!)

  4. I'm not participating. I'm working on some wips right now. I don't want to stop and break the rhythm.

    Good luck and happy writing.


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