NaNoWriMo?!

Try to say that three times real fast, I dare ya!

Try to say it three times real fast, I dare ya!

I was reading through my twitter feed this morning and was stunned to find out today marked the beginning of NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month.

As a participant in the event, your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel between the 1st and 30th of November.   The event itself is organized by The Office of Lettes and Light,

I have to admit the thought of writing a 50k word story in 30 days seems insane.  The average story post on Folaji is about one thousand words.  To write a novel for this event would therefore be the equivalent of writing 50 one thousand word posts in under 30 days.  

Then again, I remember reading somewhere that over 200,000 people participated in the event last year, and if they can do it, there’s no reason I can’t.

So, I’ll be going for it, trying to write a completely new novel from a scratch over the next 30 days… As I’m writing this post, I haven’t started writing yet, nor am I decided on what story to write.  Regardless, this should be a very interesting experiment.

For anybody who wishes to participate, take a moment and visit the NaNoWriMo.org website for tips, tricks, resources and community help.  If you create an account, feel free to add me as a writing buddy (username Folaji) :)

 

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