NaNoWriMo Cometh

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Oh would you just look at that – November is a little more than a week and a half away. Do you have any idea what that mean! It means that a segment of the global population will voluntarily undergo a process that induces psychosis. For their safety, I urge all parents to keep their children locked-up for the course of November because…

 

NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

 

For those of you out of the loop, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Although really it should be called InNoWriMo by now. As you can guess from the name, people around the globe make the poor life choice of dedicating November to producing a Novel in 30 days. That works out to a little under 2000 words a day.

Last year I took part in the event for the first time. Most of it is just a frenzied blur of furious keystrokes and a story rapidly mutating out of my control. I will say this though, I was incredibly productive while I was participating. Unfortunately I burned out half-way through my novel, a novel that still gives me this look that says “Why exactly have you not finished me yet? You know I’m awesome.”

Now it appears that I’ll be diving into this madness again this year. I tell myself it will go better this time. I tell myself I’m a little more prepared this time, having a longer heads up before starting, but deep down I know it will be a frantic mess. I have the beginnings of a novel to work with – characters, themes, setting – but I have nothing approaching a plot. There’s still time to come up with one though, I hope.

Anyway, you have been warned – if you see someone running through the streets, wild-eyed, unwashed and with crimped up fingers, chances are they have just been spat out by the NaNo machine. Approach with caution.

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