Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Yesterday signaled the start of National Novel Writing Month - better known as NaNoWriMo. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'm not much of a joiner. I do my own thing. So, I won't be joining in the great gathering of NaNoWriMo. Since I'm mid-book, it doesn't make sense to start a new book just to meet the requirements of the organized NaNo festivities. However, I'm about 50K short of my expected word count for the WIP - which just happens to go by the name Nano (short for Nanotechnology, btw). Seems like kismet to finish this book this month.

Therefore, I am committing myself to writing 50K this month - hopeful that the entirety of those words will be Nano, but allowing myself wiggle room if I get a mental logjam and need to write on another book. Just so I don't add to the confusion of whether I'm part of NaNoWriMo, I'm going to call this venture NNWM.

Heh. Dare to be different. LOL

Anyway, I got started last night and managed to crank out 1349 words on Nano. (And if I'd realized the time was going to change last night, I would stayed up to write more.) That's 318 words short of the expected 1667, but I should be able to make up the difference somewhere along the way.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? How about the other big push '70 Days of Sweat'? If both sound too intimidating for you, feel free to NNWM with me. The only rules are to set yourself a writing goal for November, keep track of it, stick to it, and don't worry about whether anyone else is meeting/exceeding their goals. This is an individual event and the only losers are the ones who let themselves down. ;o)

Have a great National Novel Writing Month!




Kristen Painter said...

NaNoWrMo scares me. Too much pressure.

JenWriter said...

I'm doing 70 Days instead of NaNo. Of course, if my revision notes come rolling in during this time, I'm going to get behind. Oh well. I'll see what I can accomplish anyway.