The madness begins two weeks from today. Thousands and thousands of people–kids, adults, authors, dentists, accountants, and bums–will embark on a journey to string 50,000 words together in thirty days as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ll be one of them.
Anyone can join the fun, and if you’ve ever had a dream, or just a jones, to write a novel, I encourage you to jump right in. It’s all deep water, but never mind. You won’t be alone and help abounds.
I don’t think anyone from my critique group is going to participate this year, so I’d be glad to have a buddy or two or sixty-six for the game. This is my third year participating. I won in 2006 (which is to say I put 50,000 words together between November 1 and 30), and I lost in 2007 (major stink-o-rama). Last year, I thought I had a good plan; the year before, I had nada. Let that be a lesson to you. And me. This year I have two as-yet-unnamed characters in mind, and I refuse to think beyond that until November 1.
I can’t wait!
If you want to have a go at it, my NaNo screen name is shmooo. Come on, be my buddy.
Categories: Children's writing