Monday, 22 October 2007

30 Days of Write: NaNoWriMo 07!

Official NaNoWriMo 2007 ParticipantWell, it's that crazy time of year again, my friends! Early mornings and late nights, typing and/or scribbling away like nobody's business. Checking incessantly the word processor's word count; despairing that the daily word target hasn't been reached; despairing that ideas have all but dried out.

Yes, the month of November is nigh, and that means it's National Novel Writing Month once again! We all know the drill but here's the lowdown: A participant of NaNoWriMo should write a novel in a month, or at the very least, 50,000 words of prose. Within 30 days.

I failed to complete last year's NaNoWriMo challenge (managed only about 15,000 words)... or even the previous year. I wonder if I'll be able to make it this year? No idea, but I'm giving it a shot anyway!

Last year, I tried writing a fantasy (with sf elements) novel, but this year I'll be attempting a young adult book instead. My idea concerns a bookish, nerdish and completely anti-social boy who is chosen to be one of the children who will oversee the administration of a gateway city between our world and the Netherworld. The city is a portal where all the monsters and ghosts enter our world where they are given licences to spook humankind. It will have so many sexually ambiguous monsters, you'll lose count before you can say "Dumbledore is Gay". That's my elevator pitch anyway. What's yours?

So anyway, good luck to anybody else who's entering this year!

8 comments:

  1. good luck x 100
    This just might be the year that you complete the challenge!

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  2. Am considering taking up the challenge, just as a way to force me to write. Have been so uninspired since I got back...

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  3. Good luck, Sharanya! Hopefully your new location will help the creative juices flowing and spilling:D

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  4. Good Luck, Ted!

    I missed it for a couple of years, but this year, erm, I'm still not sure.

    But I wish you success!!

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  5. Thanks, Becky! Hope you do take part, then I can add you to my NaNoWriMo profile :D

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  6. Good luck, Ted. If you are having trouble meeting 50 000. Just do what I did two years ago and, ah, toss in lots of streams of consciousness into it. Haha!

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  7. Thanks, Swifty. You joining this year?

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