Monday, November 1, 2010

No that's not some foreign language, it stands for National Novel Writing Month.  The challenge:  write 50,000 words in the month of November.  30 days in which to just write, no editing, no second guessing yourself, just writing.  This will be my second year participating in NaNoWriMo.  Yes, last year I did finish my novel, but it's not really anything I'm all that proud of.  Nor am I willing to let it see the light of day (or cyberspace)  I'll be honest it was right up there with really cheesy fanfic.

However this year I am better prepared!  I've been planning this for quite some time now.  I've got a great story idea.  And I've been planning.  I've worked up my characters, I've outlined the story.  I'm ready to go.  Still not sure that I'll be willing to post it all here for the world to see.  But I will be sharing with my writing buddy, Matt Merendo.  We've already made plans to support each other through what could be a very difficult month.  We'll be taking out laptops (or netbooks) to Panera's or some such place and have writing sessions.  Mainly we are just there to encourage each other and keep the other writing. 

I'm really exciting about NaNoWriMo this year.  I love my characters, I love my story idea and I can't wait to start writing.