…that she is nuts, certifiable even.
You’ve all heard about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo? Participants have one month to write 50,000 words of a novel. No editing, no revision, just pounding out that shitty first draft.
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve talked myself in and out of doing it, a few times. But last night, at the 11th hour, I signed up.
Since I’m facing a major rewrite of my novel anyway, after changing something big about the story, it’s not really a bad time for me.
According to the NaNoWriMo rules, the work must all be original, so anything that I’ve written before has to stay in a scrap pile for a while. Later on, during the revision process, I will add some of it back in, where I can.
Over in my right sidebar, you’ll see a badge, and beneath it a word count widget*. I’ll update it daily (assuming I can figure out how) as I go through the month.
50,000 new words. We’ll see if I can dig up that many.
Wish me luck.
Edited: Other writers I know who are participating in NaNoWriMo include Kelly at Experiments In Life, and Lisa at MamaMilton. I’m on the edge of my seat to read what each of them will write during this time.
I know they would also appreciate your support.
*Settled on just the widget to free up some space.