Friday, October 7, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

Two random things, then the point:
1. So, apparently somehow I joined my own blog? A little narcisstic it may appear, but it was totally by accident, people.
2. Today I had to run in to the dollar store and mid "running in" I heard a loud "POW!" Of course the first thing I did was check myself for gunshot wounds, but after realizing my organs were still intact I looked around and apparently a soda bottle exploded. Crazy! Just sitting there with a bunch of other soda bottles and exploded right there in the middle of the day with no one touching it.

Point:Next month I'm writing a novel. That's right. Not finishing a novel, not starting a novel, not outlining a novel but writing one. Start to finish. "Once upon a time" to "they lived happily ever after." Am I crazy? Is the idea crazy? Or crazy awesome? (hint - the latter) If you've never heard of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, check out the webpage here. As stated on their webpage, " The goal [of NaNoWriMo] is to write a 50,000 word novel by 11:59:59 November 30th." You sign up, create a profile and add your word count every day to keep track and keep accountable with other writers in your area.

It seems a little masochistic, but I'm really excited. I can't tell you how many times I've started a major writing project and have not finished it! Currently, I'm over half-way through a rough draft of a book that I've been working on for about two years. And that one I really do hope and pray to finish because it's important (both the book and the ability to finish). Finishing is the absolute hardest part for me and one of the goals of NaNoWriMo is to tell people that you're writing a novel in November so people will bug you about it and keep you accountable. Hence the purpose of this blog.

Bug me about it.

Want to write a novel next month too? It'll be fun! Go to the webpage and look me up. My username is: emholbert.

Currently I am outlining and brainstorming and purchasing coffee.



D. said...

I am totally considering doing this now.
Does this include revisions or just the first write-through? Usually, I feel like a child poking roadkill with a stick by the time I finish a story.

Liz said...

Haha :) nice. You should definitely do it! It's just a first write through. There's a separate editing month called NaNoEdMo for the editing process.

D. said...

I have a story in mind that I've been outlining for a while. I'll sign up. Would you prefer to answer questions about your project on here or on you NaNo--- account?

Liz said...

Cool! I just found that you found me :) I'm really glad you're doing it. I can't wait to see what you're doing. It doesn't really matter to me, but maybe we can talk about our stuff over yonder on the site. :)

P.A. said...

How's it coming?

Liz said...

Hi PA! I start in two days!!! I'm excited, but a little nervous too!