Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fair warning

I mentioned a few posts ago that I'm excited to participate in NaNoWriMo (nan-oo-wree-moo or nan-oh-wree-mow). I got a few raised eyebrows and a few 'What the heck is that?'s.

I am a writer. Not published, but some day hopefully. NaNoWriMo is all about sitting down and writing. For the month of November, NaNoWriMo participants around the world will converge with the goal of writing a 175 page, 50,000-word, novel before midnight on November 30th.

Doesn't that sound fun? A little intense, sure. But fun.

Here is my author page. There is a little graph on there. You can "monitor" my progress with me, see if I'm reaching my goal or not.

Check out the NaNoWriMo page and find out a little more about it. If you feel like you have a story just bursting to get out, join up and see if you can meet the challenge. Don't give me the "Oh, I don't think I have time," excuse. My dad figured it out and said if you type 60 wpm, you would need to write for half an hour a day to reach your goal.

I can so totally do that. So could you if you really want to. :) We could even be writing buddies.

Anyway, I'm just giving you all fair warning that for the month of November I'm probably going to be pretty MIA. Not that I won't post anything at all. I've got a few stories and parables that I've been saving for when I won't have time to post anything else.

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Maura said...

Sounds kinda fun. I can type that fast....I just dont' have any good ideas.

but we'll see. :)

Kimi said...

That's awesome, Deborah! I'm excited to watch your progress :) Good luck!

Dena said...

Wow, Deborah. That sounds insane! Good luck on your goal. I'll be watching you!