Wednesday, October 17, 2007

National Novel Writing Month

It’s time to load up on cartridges for the computer because November is coming. In just two weeks it will be Halloween and for writers it’s the eve of National Novel Writing Month.

If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/ and get the details.

Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

As the site says, “Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.”

By defeating procrastination and perfectionism, you can outwit that internal censor that constantly spewing negativity and as Sarita advised ‘write from the heart.’

4 comments:

Sarita Leone said...

Kathleen, are you doing NaNo? I'm going to and would love the companionship! :)

Kathleen said...

Can't this year but will certainly cheerlead you on. It's a great program

Debbie Wallace said...

I'll cheer you on, too. Hey Kathleen, I meant to ask you when I read your post below, do you live in or near Tampa? It's down the road from me.

margaret blake said...

Hey Kathy, That is so interesting, what a fun thing to do.

Margaret.