Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Anyway, I made a late decision yesterday to sign up for NaNoWriMo. If you don't know about it, it's National Novel Writing Month, a US-based initiative that encourages would-be writers to put their words where their mouths are and crank out a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 days. As of today, 156,415 people had signed up.
It's not easy. I tried it about three years ago and failed miserably. However, I got down 15,000 words of what became my first full-length novel (future of which still to be decided).
This time, I'm breaking the rules a little and using it to break the back of my current work in progress. I just love the daily counting. Watching the total go up. The little graph that charts your progress. I promise not to claim a prize if I actually get to 50,000 new words this time. The prize will be finishing the damn book (we've talked about this before).
So far I'm on target. Then again, it's only day two... With any luck, I'll have a complete first draft (or thereabouts) by November 30. Then the real work can begin.
Are you doing NaNo this year? Excited? Have you made any big decisions lately?