Thursday, October 13, 2011

Books & Things Thursday - NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is almost upon us once again!



If you're unfamiliar with National Novel Writing Month, I'll tell you in as few words as possible:

You write 50,000 words of a new novel in 30 days (in November).

Simple.

Simple yet hard work.

And I LOVE it!

I've done NaNoWriMo since 2007 and won every year.

(My 2007 novel is in the hands on my editor as we speak. I expect to be getting it back sometime next week. I'm thinking of a release date in January but if I get it polished sooner, we'll see.)

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6 comments:

Dead Herring said...

Kind of an oxymoron - explaining about NaNoWriMo (which is to write 50,000 words) in as few words as possible!

Live Out Loud said...

Ha! I didn't even think of that.

I could probably use 50,000 words to explain it - you know me...

Au and Target said...

Good luck! I've just finished a book (Logomania:Fate and Fortune, out in the shops end Nov) and am not up for writing another one just yet.

Live Out Loud said...

Cool, Au and Target!!!!! Congrats! Can't wait to check that out.

Brian said...

It seems like this just finished up...from last year. Time sure flies!

Live Out Loud said...

I know it, Brian. I'm not as ready and excited as I usually am by now because it just doesn't seem like the middle of October yet.

Hope it sinks in soon!