Thursday, November 01, 2007

T + 2 hours


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.


In 2006, we had over 79,000 participants. Nearly 13,000 of them crossed the 50k finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.

This year 90,000+ people have signed up.

My word count so far: 384.

If I get stuck, I can do what my friend Rory suggested.

rory: how's your thing going ?
rory: are you simply dumping huge chunks of code into your novel ?
rory: "and then.. the programmer wrote this: ...."
niniane: lol
niniane: yeah!


Strider Aragorn said...

I came really close to signing up, but with two research papers and a group project to implement, I knew I wouldn't have time to do it. (Or worst yet, I would work on my that instead of my homework and fail my classes...)

As for the code idea, I would read it. Nothing like combining fiction (which I assume you're writing) with tech!

Victoria said...

instead i joined the blogging version:

the NaBloPoMo challenge! It's National Blog Posting Month.

You can even win prizes for posting!

Anonymous said...

Watch the "Dame Sally Markham" skit on the BBC TV show "Little Britain". You will laugh.

Anonymous said...

In fact here is the skit:

John K. Lin said...

Funny, dumping code into your novel.

Like I said before, Googelserf...

John K. Lin said...

I meant Googleserf...

Santa Ana River Rat said...

If throwing buckets of paints on a canvas is called "abstract painting", then you can vomit your codes onto your pages and call it, "abstract novel."