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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month begins in a little over 12 hours for me. Less for others across the time zones. All over the world fingers are poised over keyboards just waiting for 12:01 Nov. 1st. Of course, many others are doing the more sensible "start at a decent time" thing.

I'm not sure when I'll start. Guess it sorta depends on how I feel later. I must say though, I'm so ready!!! I hope you're ready too. However, if you're not...so what. Go for it anyway. Remember, the motto of NaNoWriMo is "No Plot, No Problem."

If you do want to do some last minute plotting check out the NaNo Planning Thread at StoryCrafters. There's a lot of good info. Remember too, you don't have to have the whole novel plotted out. You can start and see where your characters take you.

Why do NaNo though? For me, it is the freedom to let the muse run wild without my internal editor looking over her shoulder pointing out mistakes or better ways to say something. Also, there is a major confidence surge when you actually realize you can write a novel first draft in a month. Sure it is a rough first draft but that's fine. It can be fixed later.

If you haven't decided to join us in our Nov. madness, I want to encourage you to do so. Even if you don't reach the goal of 50,000 words you will be farther along than when you started. Check out all the NaNo info here.


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