As many of you probably know, November is National Novel Writing Month…also known as NaNoWriMo. The idea behind it is to really buckle down & write as much as you can, as fast as you can by the end of the month. (50,000 words in 30 days is the goal, but I’m sure you can change it to whatever works best for you.)
Now, I’m all for goals, but you know how Mistress Heidi & I feel about being told what to do. We do not like to be pressured. :devil But since we’re working on our next vampire romance now, anyway, our attitude is going to be what the heck! We may not get 50,000 new works written this month…we may not even get 30,000 like last year’s goal (which I believe we met, thankyouverymuch :thumbsup ), but we’ve got some catching up to do after NJRW, anyway, so we’re going to try. :hothot
Also just like last year, we’re going to rename our attempt ITryWriMo & our “Under the Whip” word count meter in the sidebar is going to change to reflect this month’s progress. And I’m going to go ahead & mark the goal as 50,000…at the very least, it will give us something to chuckle about when I don’t even get close. :beerlaugh
So if you’re a writer yourself & would like to play along, let me know—I’ll add a progress meter to the sidebar for you, too, so we can all be humiliated together. :stalker
P.S. Today is Election Day, so don’t forget to vote! (At the very least, it’s a great way to buy a little more time before you have to sit down to write.)
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Laura J says:
I won’t be writing but I’ll be happy to cheer the rest of you on.
On November 2, 2010 at 7:30 am
Pamela Cayne says:
That’s right–I forgot taking part in last year’s event! This year I’m editing like a crazy person, so I’m doing NanoEmo. (tee hee–it’s funny because it’s true!) :happyjoy
Good luck to anybody writing, revising, sumbitting or more!
On November 2, 2010 at 11:10 am
Laura J. says:
Give me a P!
Give me an A!
Give me a M!
RAH! RAH! RAH! Go PAM!!!!!
On November 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm
I like that, Pam. I say whatever work you need to get done, you turn it into a NaNo project.
And shouldn’t that be NaNoEdMo? I do like your version, tho. :justsoool
On November 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm
RAH RAH SISS BOOM BAH!!!
:dancing :dancing :dancing :dancing :dancing :dancing
On November 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Mary K says:
I won’t be writing but I like keeping up with all the writing every one else is doing. :brava
On November 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm
I’ll be cheering from the sidelines too!!
On November 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm
You don’t have to write or play along if you don’t wanna. It’s good to have folks sitting in the bleachers cheering us (or me!) on. :biggestgrin
Or taunting & giggling at my lack of progress, whichever is more appropriate. :beerlaugh
On November 2, 2010 at 6:27 pm
Carol Brown says:
OMG! I should totally do this! I’ve had two prior attempts at NaNoWriMo and stopped at something around 3K with the longest, so ITryWriMo is more my speed. 50K or even 30k is too intimidating and left me feeling like a failure 🙁 So how would it work? And should I plan to do a vamp story, too, then? In order to follow your lead? :kitty
On November 2, 2010 at 9:27 pm
uhoh….no whip smiley?
On November 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm