Friday, October 29, 2010

NaNo, NaNo, NaNo

It’s that time of year again. November is nearly upon us, and you know what that means, right?

*wiggles fingers and shakes out wrists*

No, I’m not talking about Halloween and dressing up and candy. Nor am I talking about the big turkey day complete with stuffing and pie. Or even all the excitement that is December. (Although, all those things are definitely worth anticipating.)

*rolls head from side-to-side*

Thousands of authors around the world are gearing up for this epic event. Are you ready? Yes?

*Does some full body stretching and ties on running shoes*

November is National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, in which we all take a shiny new idea and sprint-write a book of at least 50,000 words in thirty days. Yes, you read that right. Thirty days. 3-0. I will be participating. Yes, I have an idea and characters and a non-outline, but a general direction.

And I am hereby announcing my intention to complete this challenge by midnight, November 30th. Wanna join? Check out the website, read the rules, and sign up. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s a great way to get that fiction novel written—or at the very least stretch your creative side longer, wider, and harder.

And when you do sign up, look for me! I’ll come be your NaNo friend. On your mark, get set, GO!

**Also, since November is all about giving thanks, I will be hosting some awesome follower appreciation giveaways—so be sure to keep your eyes open for those announcements.


Angela Felsted said...


Stephanie McGee said...

Good luck!

lotusgirl said...

Good luck to you. I'm cleaning for Nano. Writing has really impacted my house.

ali said...

We are buddies! Good luck Nichole! (I plan to give you a run for your money!)

And LotusGirl, I'm totally LOL at your comment! :D

kbrebes said...

I've been cleaning, too. And, here's a view of last Sunday morning:
Husband Mike: Are you STILL in the bathroom?
Wife Kathleen: Yes. I'm getting ready for nanowrimo.
M: What? How can you get ready for nanowrimo?
K: Hey. A great 4 coat pedicure can last a month...maybe longer!
M: You'll be late for church.
K: Yeah, but I won't be late for nanowrimo!

Have fun Nichole!

Elana Johnson said...

Good luck in November! I know you're going to kill it.

Sara B. Larson said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park.