Are you doing NaNoWriMo, too?

This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo. Sorry, if that sounds dirty -- I just realized you may not know what NaNoWriMo is (you can come out from beneath your rock now). It stands for National Novel Reading Month, and it's held every November. You can go here to learn more:

I haven't been able to participate in it in previous years due to work or school or sheer fear. But this year, I decided to give it a go. I was riding high on a wave of optimism after successfully completing my master's thesis, plus I've had an idea for an Actual Novel simmering in my brain for a while. I've never written a novel before, just lots of short stories, and I know my dream of getting published has a better chance of coming true if I can write a novel.

So basically I'm writing a novel. Of at least 50,000 words. In 30 days. (eeeeeep!)

I am posting my story on as I go along because the site owner, Nick B, has kindly opened a word count feature PLUS he's holding a contest. I am a sucker for contests, so of course I had to enter. After I finished writing for the day last night, I realized my story had been chosen as Protagonize's featured story of the day. This made my day! Which is saying a lot if you know anything about the poll results in Florida. :-(

But I guess I should focus on the positive and soldier on. 50,000 words, here I come!

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo, too? Give me your link in the comments so we can be writing buddies! Click on the button above to be taken to my NaNo page. And if you want to read my story, Catching Fireflies, go here.

3 comment(s):

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i saw someone else who was doing that. i'm not participating as i'm sure i'd get about 40 words written then quit.

good luck!

Diana said...

Ah, good luck on this! I'm sure you'll be great at it :) I wish I had the discipline :P

.adri. said...

lol @ Danielle's comment! ha ha!
I tried it two years back but with work and school, I didn't make it :o(
I want to try again soon though but I'm not doing it this year.

Best wished though! I admire everyone that reaches their goal. Actually, I admire anyone who even takes the challenge!