Monday, October 25, 2010
For those of you who don't know what it is (you all probably do, but just in case) NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is a yearly event where writers get to throw themselves into literary abandon. But here's the challenge- they have to write a 50,000 word, 170-page novel in thirty days.
This probably sounds crazy, but I've decided to take the plunge and sign up. I've always wanted to write a novel, and this is the perfect opportunity to challenge myself, and since I know I won't be alone, it becomes so much more encouraging. A lot of great novels are NaNoWriMo babies, and really, it sounds like a whole lot of fun. Stress and schoolwork, bring it on. I'm ready to take the challenge armed with my laptop and my head full of ideas. I haven't settled on a specific idea for a story yet so I haven't done any pre-writing preparation, but I have a week, and a lot can happen between now and the first of next month.
Are you signing up for NaNoWriMo too? If you are, leave your username or add me! My NaNo name is erikabreathesbooks. Let's take this crazy journey together!