01 November 2009

NaNo Is GO!

I resisted the temptation last year, but this year I caved: I’ve sat up to begin my NaNoWriMo novel at the stroke of midnight! I had intended to supply myself with a proper outline and written notes this year, but we all know where good intentions go. I have too little plot, undoubtedly too little research, but an abundance of enthusiasm which I hope will compensate for the shortcomings. (I also have a last sentence to aim for, which puts me one up on last year.)

The blog will roll on while I have my head in the nineteenth-century clouds; my backlog of pending reviews will make nice warm-up exercises to begin my writing day. There’s the Chunkster Challenge to finish ... somehow. And there will be updates, rants, and self-congratulation as applicable.

Now I’m off to start writing! Having watched Psycho this evening I’m hoping some NaNoing will get the image of Mrs Bates out of my head before I try to sleep....

(If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is ... it’s a form of mass insanity in which thousands of people around the globe attempt to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Crazy? Of course. Fun? Hell yes!)

5 comments:

Dorte H said...

Crazy? Yes.

Would I dream of participating? Yes, if my health allowed it :D

Good luck to you.

Rowena said...

I definitely agree that it's crazy but that makes it all the more fun. Good luck on your novel and see you at the end, 50K words under our belt!

Carrie K. said...

I'm doing NaNo, too - this is my first attempt. :)

CoversGirl said...

Dorte: Sorry to hear that you're not able to do it. Thanks for the good wishes - I could use some luck!

Rowena: It's also fun knowing that I'm not alone in my insanity!

Carrie: Good luck!

kiirstin said...

"I had intended to supply myself with a proper outline and written notes this year, but we all know where good intentions go. I have too little plot, undoubtedly too little research, but an abundance of enthusiasm which I hope will compensate for the shortcomings."

Wow, that sounds so very, very familiar. I comfort myself with the thought that perhaps I work better this way when I have a month to devote to writing?

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