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October 10, 2005

NaNoWriMo Revisited

I was asked in e-mail to air my thoughts regarding the upcoming National Novel Writing Month, which happens in November: The idea is to start and complete an entire novel in a single month (that month, clearly, being November). As it happens, I already wrote about my thoughts on NaNoWriMo two years ago, so rather than repeat myself, I'll just link to it here.

Also, no, I don't expect to participate: I'll likely start my next novel -- whatever it may be -- in January. Before then I'll be doing editorial wrangling on Subterranean Magazine, updating The Rough Guide to the Universe for its second edition, getting out some book proposals, and hopefully banging out a couple of short stories I've promised to people. All of which will keep me busy enough, thanks. But by all means, don't let me stop you.

Posted by john at October 10, 2005 11:28 PM

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chibent | October 11, 2005 09:26 AM


Thank you for mentioning NaNoWriMo! Publicity is always nice. :)

This will be my third year of NaNo, and I've decided to up my stakes. As you mentioned, 50,000 is kinda short; I have not yet decided what my goal this year should be. The first year, I hit 50,000 in two weeks, and last year I wrote two 50,000 novels, but none of the three are anywhere near presentable. They're definitely practice novels.

Reading your blog is a fascinating way to procrastinate - thank you for all your entries! And please keep rolling them out!

Pavel | October 11, 2005 12:03 PM

Heh, I briefly thought about doing this on my LiveJournal, but then I realized that most of my entries run under 500 words, and sometimes even that is a challenge. When's the NaShoStoWriMo?

RooK | October 11, 2005 12:04 PM

Pavel: It's November.

Brian Greenberg | October 11, 2005 04:02 PM

Not for nuthin', but should it be National Short Story Writing Week? (or Day? Hour?)

Just a thought...

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