Posts Tagged ‘NaNoWriMo’

NaNoWriMo Take 2

November 15, 2009

In regards to Amber’s post from a few days ago, you know the one where she featured National Novel Writing Month? Yeah, that one. Well, I’ve since discovered this bit from YA author John Green and very much like what he has to say about NaNoWriMo…not to mention the writing process in general…and wanted to share it with you.

Gee. Zoo. He’s great!  Except I really wish he’d hang up those wall hangings that are leaning on the wall behind him. Geesh.

Since today marks the halfway point of November, I think that if you have yet to embark on the supercool madness that is NaNoWriMo why not just start now and try to see if you can write 25,000 words before the month’s end.  (That’s 1/2 a novel to those of you that don’t speak novelese.)

Ready set go!



November 12, 2009

30 days to write 50,000 words? Well, my dear, that sounds like a CHALLENGE!


NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and thousands of people across the world are currently frantically typing, downing coffee, creating book cover designs, and tweeting their word counts (My best friend just reached 8,000 last night; author John Green tweeted that he was at 3,095 words before he had to take a break to work on his screenplay). Do you win anything if you finish? nope. But you do have evidence of an awesome creative explosion! Ever heard of the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen? It began as a NaNoWriMo project :-) So sign up at and get crazy. I’m thinking of writing a short novella on a girl who just can’t find the right shampoo for what her hair needs….gotta write what you know.