I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year!!!!! Some of you are saying, “That’s awesome! So am I!” Then there are those of you who are sitting there wondering, “WHAT THE MONKEY IS NANOWRIMO!?!”
I’m glad you asked! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Wring Month.
Here’s a summary of what it it’s all about from the official NaNoWriMo site:
What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.
Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.
Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.
When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.
I’m pumped! Here’s a link for those of you who are brave enough to join me http://www.nanowrimo.org/