Or the I’m-such-a-dork-and-tricked-myself-into-believing-I-can-accomplish-this-event (aka: National Novel Writing Month). Basically for the month of November I will be participating in this wonderful event where I furiously hash away a 50,000 word or longer NOVEL.
That’s right, a novel. The brainchild that every amateur writer wants to to achieve at least once in their lifetime, the tangible goal of all fanfiction authors and blogging maniacs. It won’t be bound or published or even printed, but the ridiculous word count and hearty pat on the back by ourselves and our NaNoWriMo community and regional celebrations will make the madness and caffeine rushes worth it. Or at least, that’s the hope.
Apparently if you do the math correctly (psh.. math) the standard participant should try to write about 1,667 words per day. Assuming that you celebrate Thanksgiving/Food Coma day, this should be a bit higher in the beginning to make up for the holiday as well as the unavoidable days of laziness and/or writer’s block.
Stealing the words directly from the site, “Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that’s a good thing.” And I intend to write a ton of crap, 50,000 words worth of crap, even. It will be craptacular. Let’s get started!
<Want to join? –>>>> http://www.nanowrimo.org>
UPDATE: Woohoo! Widget to keep track of my word count on the right –> awesome.