Stand-by for the month of November as the this blog turns into my public NaNoWriMo tracking site. Ever since I first heard of NaNoWriMo a few years ago, it’s been a seed in my mind, just waiting for the right moment to sprout. This is the year.
This summer, I watched (via daily word-count updates on Facebook) my friend Chris Eng write a 50,000 word draft of a novel start to finish in June using the NaNoWriMo method. The experience he shared with his friends as he wrote inspired me to join the party this year.
I have decided to write a 50,000 word novel throughout November. I will probably write every day. I will post my word counts on Twitter, Facebook, and this blog. I will also be posting short excerpts each days. These are NOT an invitation to criticism or suggestions. I won’t read them, and I will delete any comments that are anything but unreserved cheerleading. That’s for my own sanity, to keep my energy and focus up. I am NOT producing a final draft, I’m just getting words on paper. Quantity trumps quality this month. If you’re also playing this year, or have in the past, please say hi and feel free to offer tips to keep the momentum.
So, if you’re as crazy as I am, check back here for daily updates and excerpts. Maybe you’ll be inspired to join in next year. I hope so.