The Absurd and Amazing Adventures of Cafe Girl: November Is National Novel Writing Month

November 2, 2006

November Is National Novel Writing Month

Alright! I'm officially doing it. I am a registered participant of National Novel Writing Month. From the website

"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down."

I wavered but last night, November 1, I signed up. And I have a handy dandy icon posted here to prove it.

I'm at 850+ words and counting.

If I can make the 50,000-word count by midnight November 30, I'm supposed to get a web icon and a certificate for completion.

The site even says that in June 2007, the group is launching a similar writing program for screenplays. Oh w
hat fun.

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