Wednesday, October 14, 2009

National Novel Writing Month Kicks Off November 1

Last year I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and failed — I produced about a fifth of the required words before getting discouraged, quitting, and never looking at the terrible manuscript again. This year, convinced by my ability to stick with Infinite Jest over the whole summer (and even finish Infinite Summer a couple weeks early), I'm giving it another go.

NaNoWriMo takes place throughout November, and participants sign up to write a 50,000 word novel. It's supposed to be a completely rough draft and the focus is just on getting the words down on paper. There are writing parties held in cities all over the country, and organizers sent out encouraging emails.

So I'm going to start brainstorming ideas now. Do I write literary fiction or laughably bad chick lit? Adult novel or one for young adults? Blog readers, suggestions are most welcome.

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