NaNoWriMo


It’s nearly November. For some that can mean only ONE thing.

Halloween.

Which is extremely important but it means one more thing too: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo Logo of AWESOME!

What the hell is NaNoWriMo?  It’s the National Novel Writing Month (with a pretty funky name to go with an awesome cool idea). It’s a yearly tradition of a bunch of writers, known, experienced, inexperienced or anonymous come together,write 50,000 words in 30 days. It opens November 1st, closes the 31st.

There is no time to edit

There is no time to revise

There is only time to write! It’s a great opportunity to do free form novel-writing without giving one hoot about quality. Which yes, you can argue is MADNESS but sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered. Get it out of you, in 50,000 words to join the NaNoWriMo community of insane authors.

It has a wonderful forum base where you can chat about what you’re writing, grab ideas and spew out your own. The support for this in social media caught my attention last year and I’m thinking, if I’m crazy enough I just might attempt the massive word count toll.

Rules: Must be from scratch. No cheating here people. You also need to finish within the time frame allotted. You can join later in the month, but that means you have less time to create your monster.

So join me in the excitement! If only to watch the progress if you’re too timid to take part (pot calling kettle super black right now)

Please also note: NaNoWriMo’s run by a tiny but mighty nonprofit called the Office of Letters and Light. Check them out and all their programs they offer.

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About UpsetAppleCart

A young, inexperienced yet dedicated Freelance Publicist. Branching out into the world with little knowledge of what will happen, how, where, why and when! But ready nonetheless.

Posted on October 21, 2011, in On Writing, Publicity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Gonna try AGAIN this year. Trouble is, it always runs in with the busiest ten days of my security year -the Royal Winter Fair, where, once again, I shall work 100 hours on TOP of my day job, and fall into a coma for three days following.

    But hell, with Xmas just around the corner, it sure helps.

    • That it does. I’ll be one of those fools writing away like crazy while ignoring the bills piling up because of X-Mas. But good luck with the hard work ahead. Maybe try to relax every few days with a good bottle of wine and a damn sexy book.

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