Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Literary Abandon

Okay. I've decided. I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year. And I'm gonna succeed.

Anyone else taking the plunge?

My info page is here - friend me if you're partaking!


Sayre said...

I am partaking - but I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to write about. I'm hoping the inspiration gods strike me soon!

I'm listed as SayreSmiles on the NaNo website!

Unknown said...

I'm turning my 2005 NaNo novel into my MFA thesis. I'm revising it this November.

My advice: stick to your daily word count! Technically, you need 1667 words a day, minimum, to make the 50K deadline. Especially in the beginning, try to go for 2000 words a day. Get ahead on your word count early so when you hit the mid-novel slump (and you will), you've got some word padding.

Also, avoid contractions in writing to up your word count - "didn't" is one word; "did not" is two words.

Lift Heavy Rock said...

I may if I don't give up writing and burn down my computer into plastic sludge.