NaNoWriMo

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So today is Hallowe’en, which means tomorrow is the first day of November, which signals the start of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Basically, it is an challenge/project/probable insane idea to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November (or just over 1600 words a day).

It’s been happening for years, and growing in popularity all the time. This year is the first time since I’ve heard of it that I don’t have university/midterms to worry about during November and I figured I would give it a (hopefully successful) attempt.

I think I tried last year, but then a 15 page report/term paper (which was for marks instead of fun and therefore mattered) pre-empted all of my time/typing ability and I didn’t get very far.

I also feel like declaring my intention to actually try this this year will help motivate me to do something, because I hate giving anyone other than myself even a chance to think I can’t do something (my ego apparently bruises like a peach). And if anyone reading this also happens to be attempting this ridiculous feat and happened to want a writing buddy they can find me here.

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