“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
November is National Novel Writing Month, lovingly abbreviated to NaNoWriMo (pronounced nano-ry-moh). It’s a crazy time where writers commit to writing a novel in a month. Well, 50 000 possibly very bad words, but words none-the-less, between November 1 and November 30.
The goal is to get a finished draft, or at least a decent-sized chunk of a finished draft. There are daily word counts to be achieved, and a website where you can update your progress. The knowledge that there are thousands of other writers around the world madly writing with you provides moral support and inspiration.
This year (about ten minutes ago) I decided to commit to getting a particular manuscript finished in November (Yay!). On top of normal life, blogging, recovering from lyme and getting back to work. I mean, really, what’s a few thousand extra words each day?
Feel like joining me? Do you have a book idea (fiction, non-fiction – I don’t think it matters…) that you’ve never really gotten around to?
Would your life be better off if you actually FINISHED a book project?
Is there ever a better time to start?
Come on. Sign up with me for a crazy month of writing, word counts, deadlines and insanity. It will be fun. Or at least there will be words…
You can find more information or sign up here
If you decide to join me let me know in the comments section below, or over at facebook, so we can buddy up and cheer each other on.
Okay. Let the writing madness begin.
I’m starting… NOW!