This is the last month before November, that great and terrible month where people across the world participate in a particular brand of insanity. Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month. Many of them have never written even a short story, even more have never finished any writing project.
If you have not signed up, then you ought to think about it. Even if you are not a writer, it is a life changing exercise. You will never see yourself, or the written word, the same way again.
And in honor of NaNoWriMo Eve, I will be squeezing all the writing knowledge I can from my mind and into this blog. And despite my previous derision for writing every day, I will be posting a blog each day on top of writing this month's novel.
There are lots of thing is want to discuss, from nano-specific advise to talking about how to get writing when things have stalled, to just thoughts about writing and living in general. I want to be as helpful and informative as I can. And if I happen to be entertaining, all the better.
If I have one great regret about this year, it is that I have not blogged more. The experience of writing so much has been difficult to translate into articles that make any degree of sense. I am learning so much as I go, and I want to share it all, as much of it as I can.
I want to do it before my brain melts next month. Because in November, I'll be writing two novels.
Warm up the straight jackets and fuel your jet packs.
November will be here before you know it.
6 thoughts on “October, or, NaNoWriMo Eve”
I’m going to at least give it a try, to jump start the next novel. I’ll be lucky if I can get one first draft in a year. I don’t know how you do it!
Haha thanks! You won’t regret trying at least. It is a great way to jump-start a writing habit, or at least just conquer a word mountain.
And I’m not sure how I do it either, other than just somehow always having a computer with me, and a boyfriend who is tirelessly reminding me to go write.
YAY!!! MORE POSTS!