Friday, October 25, 2013

No NaNoWriMo? No Way!

Okay, yeah, um.  Heh heh.  It seems I've signed on to do NaNoWriMo again.

Sort of.

Before you get too excited (or annoyed, if you're Cowboy), be aware that I am NOT going to write a novel in November.  I've done Nano six times and won four, and I'm a chapter away from finishing my sixth novel.  I know I can write 50,000 words in 30 days.  I know I can write novels.  So this year, I'm not caring about my word count.  Oh, I'll still enter it on the site when I write, post snippets, all that fun stuff.  But I'm not going to be bummed when it turns out I "lost."

So why am I signed up?  Well, I've got a handful of short stories that have been waiting a year to be written, while I concentrate on this novel.  I'd like to try to knock out rough drafts of them.  And I haven't done Nano since 2010, and I'd like to attend a write-in or two and meet some other writers, or some such fiddle faddle.

Anyway, if you're doing Nano too (seriously, or non-seriously like me) and you want to look me up, I'm Hamlette there too :-)

This will be going on my laptop's desktop again, starting next Friday:


Cuz who wouldn't want to make those guys smile, right?  Actually, it's kind of a dangerous thing to have on my desktop, as I tend to get lost in Avengerful daydreams, but daydreaming is good for writing.  If I don't have daydreaming, my writing productivity slacks off.  Honest.

6 comments:

  1. Way to go! Good luck to you as you finish up your short stories.

    I wanted you to know that I have definitely taken a blog break. After blogging for nearly 8 years, I am just burned out and in need of time away from the internet. Not sure when (or even if) I'll be back. I'll still be visiting your blog though.

    Thanks for being such a faithful blog reader these past few months.

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    1. Enjoy your blogging break! Should you decide to resume blogging, I'll still be reading :-)

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  2. Good luck with that! :)

    Since I can't and don't write fiction, I have never been interested in NaNoWriMo, however basically all of my friends are writers so I know a lot about it.

    -James

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    1. Thanks! I am determined to have lots of fun and very little stress this time around :-D And it means a lot to have people cheering you on when you do Nano, so your friends are lucky to have you!

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  3. This is great. I just bookmarked their website. I had to put aside my novel for the most part because of school. My days are filled with reading and writing for school.

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    1. It is a great deal of fun :-D Maybe when you're done with school, or your course-load is lighter, you can give it a whirl!

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