Sunday, September 13, 2009


We're about halfway through September, which means only one thing:

NaNoWriMo begins in a month and a half.

Karen, of KarenFaulknerArt, blogged today about taking the plunge and signing up for this year's novel writing fest (churning out a 50,000 word novella in only 30 days), so I thought it would be a good day to blog about it as well, in the hopes of motivating any of my blog-reading, novel-writer aspiring friends to join in the fun.

Some of you may remember last year's NaNoWriMo blog posts -- I totally rocked.

Okay, actually that's not quite true... while I did hit my 50,000 word requirement, I didn't get to print out the handy-dandy certificate, as I jumped the gun and had 8,000 words done 3 days before NaNo officially started.

This year, however, I want that certificate and by golly, I'm going to get it.

When my computer was broken for three weeks, I sat down with my brand spanking new notebook and assembled the story I want to write this year. I figured out my characters and sketched a rough plot. I have itchy fingers and would like to start NOW, but luckily I have the leftovers of last years NaNo story to keep me busy in the meantime.

In case you are wondering what happened to last years work... I am at 68,000 words right now, with about 40 pages of deleted scenes (aka complete and total crap) sitting in its own file. I'm nearly done. After a lot of soul searching and a major break from writing, I am loving my story again and eager to finish.

Plus, I need to hurry up and get it done before November, as there isn't room on the back of my door for a second book's worth of index cards.

Are you jumping on the NaNoWriMo band wagon this year? Lets be friends! You can find me here, under Elegant Snobbery.



Anonymous said...

That's great! Way more ambition than I have but I wish you all the best with your novel.

Karen Faulkner said...

Total crap, that's the theme of my novel! We can do it! Thanks for inspiring me to at least try.

Alice Istanbul said...

Ooh, good luck. Sounds like fun :)

Alyssa S. said...

If I had the nerve...and the time, I'd throw my hat into the fray, but seriously, I'm not sure I could hack the stress with school and everything else. I think it sounds like a fun thing to do...and maybe you have a month and a half to con me into joining you :)

Kelly Warren said...

seriously considering... :-)

April said...

Good luck to you! I may just break down and give it a shot! Gonna look into it more... You've successfully twisted my arm!

Oh Mandie said...

I wish I had the time to do this! Until days start sprouting a few more hours I'll have to live vicarously through you

Beth Norman said...

Where do you find the time? I suppose you could use the other side of the door--LOL. Good luck!

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