Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Yup, I did it. I officially signed up to participate in National Novel Writing Month.
For those who are not aware, NaNoWriMo is the month of November, wherein all types of writers attempt to bang out 50,000 words on whatever they choose. You don't even have to finish a novel, you just have to get 50K into it.
I'm choosing a brand new project (complete with sarcastic jackalope named Ernst) for my first attempt at NaNo. 50K translates to 1,667 words a day. IF (big if) you write EVERY SINGLE DAY. Now, since my writing tends to be confined to weekdays, that actually translates to 2,500 words a day (and I don't even want to think about taking Thanksgiving off. *shudder*)
In all honesty, I don't expect to hit the 50K goal. Historically, I don't write that fast. But I'm going to have fun trying and rooting for my other friends who are also similarly afflicted with insanity.
In Project 3 news, I finished chapter 22 today, and I'll start 23 tomorrow. Two more chapters left! If I finish this before the end of October (and I should) the rest of the month will be spent outlining the project I shall refer to as "NaNo Project". Just to be prepared when November 1 rolls around.