Thursday, November 03, 2005

NaNoWriMo aka Just Damn Crazy

Thanks to DebR and her 2004 icon, I checked out NaNoWriMo--the National Novel Writing Month project.

The idea: Sign up and write a 50,000 word novel(la) by November 31. Sounds cool, huh?

The reality: Write a 50,000 word novel(la) by November 31 and it kicked off at midnight Nov. 1st.

I've estimated that if I write about 1200 words/6 double-spaced pages a day, I'll finish. It is just a damn crazy idea and I am sooooo doing this! I think Dijanne is doing it too. Good luck to all of you NaNoWriMo participants out there! We're going to need it!

I'm a writer. I won't go insane by the end of the month from it, right? Right?


Deborah said...

Right! Good on you! If you just keep moving forward I think it could be a great experience.

Debra said...

Ya know... I think we should have a national (name the month) quilting month.

Start on the first and have a finished 40x60 (or some such size) quilt done by the end of the month. pieced, quilted, bound, labelled... the whole she-bang.

Karoda said...

Debra, that is a pretty cool idea...national piece work month, national stitching month, national quilting month...ummmm

Elle, I thought about joining this effort but pushed it aside for the 2nd year that I've known about it...maybe next year I'll join you.

Deb R said...

Cool, Elle! I don't think I'm doing it this year. I was going to...signed up again and all, but I'm finding myself currently very busy and frankly just not in the mood. You never know though, it's still early in the month and I could still change my mind and try to catch up.

BTW, you might want to double-check your math. I think I figured up last year that you need to do more like 1700 words a day in order to finish by the deadline and that's if you never EVER skip a day all month. So my goal was actually 2000 words a day, giving myself a couple of days off in the month and it worked. I finished mine last year!

Elle said...

Math's never been one of my strong points, that's for certain, LOL.

I think a quiltwork month is a good idea.

Scrapmaker said...

Cheering you on here...writers are some of my favorite people. If they didn't work so hard, I couldn't read so much :) May you have an uninterrupted spring of imagination and the endurance to follow through. Jen

JulieZS said...

I'm doing it too Elle! Hope we both make the finish line in the end.