So, last year I participated in National Novel Writing Month and successfully completed the goal of writing a 50,000 word (or more) novel in the month of November. This year I'm trying to encourage folks to do it with me because it was TONS of fun!
The point is to emphasize quantity over quality, and to be productive without getting bogged down in details or second-guessing yourself. If you're an aspiring novelist, maybe you do this too. I know I do it constantly so i never finish anything because I'm always revising. Anyhow, NaNoWriMo kicks off on November 1 at 12am, and from there you have 30 days of noveling madness to "win" for the year.
If you're interested, check out the official website at www.nanowrimo.org and sign up. We have some super-talented writers around here and it'd be fun to see what they come up with. This year I intend to take two of my favorite characters and write their story into a somewhat different era, world, and setting. With a few minor and VERY major changes. Just because I can.
If you want to add me as your writing buddy on nanowrimo.org, any of you, my user name is Nyalla and I'll be happy to have more pals.
I can't wait to read what everyone's got!
And yeah, it IS really wierd to do quantity over quality but that's the point. When you have writer's block there are a TON of things I learned about how to get past that and just keep being productive. It's great!
Perhaps I will harass you all with posts and then demands for replies while you're busy trying to meet word goals. Muaaahaaahaaa!!!
Any suggestions for getting the creativity going?
It was enlightening.