Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: National Novel Writing Month

It's time! Well, it's almost time. Once again this year, as it has been for the past six years, November is National Novel Writing Month -- or for those who like acronyms, it's NaNoWriMo.

What's that? From the web site:

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.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Hey, it's loads of fun.

If you have ever dreamed of writing a novel -- and I know many bloggers have -- this is the time to sit down and force yourself to do it. I participated last year and wrote about a Wizard's Adventure. I won (wrote the required number of words), but the story wasn't done.

So if you follow that link above to read the story, you'll get a decent story (not much proofreading, etc.), but it ends rather suddenly. I haven't decided yet this year if I'll continue that story or start a whole new one. I'm leaning towards just starting a new story all over again.

So if you think you want to write, check that site out. Let me know if you join up, we can harass one another to ensure we all finish what we start!

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