Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010

Yes folks, it's that time of year again!

So, what does the fact that I'm trying to spew forth 50,000 ill-chosen and poorly-constructed words in one month mean to you, my readers?

I've got no clue.

Some years I'm so focused on (losing) NaNo, that I don't post at all. Other years I'm so busy procrastinating on my (perpetually unfinished) novel that I am inspired by post topics more than I am during any other month of the year.

And I have been known to post excerpts of execrable prose, for your reading pleasure/ pain.

I guess the best take on NaNo comes from my mother who, when reminded NaNoWriMo started today, responded with, "Oh God."

No plot, no problem? Riiiiight....


Anonymous said...

Huh? LOL

Amanda said...

You have to click on the links for it to make sense. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, where a bunch (thousands) of nutjobs all over the world commit to writing a minimum of 50,000 words during the month of November. Why 50K? Because it's pretty much the shortest acceptable length for a novel/ novella.

I lose spectacularly each year (in other words, I don't make it to 50K). But my wordcount gets higher each year too.

It doesn't matter -- it's fun :) It also means I may not be blogging much this month, or I might be blogging more than usual. All depends on where the muse leads... :)