Monday, May 12, 2008

NaNoWriMo

I was reading Neil Gaiman's blog and he posted a link to this site:

http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano

I have to admit, I'm serious considering doing this. Of course, I'm seriously considering doing this now, in May. When November comes around, I'll probably be seriously considering what flavor birthday cake I want (I"m thinking chocolate with cream cheese icing - yum!). But the nice thing about this is that a) you only have a month to do it, so you are not spending years and years writing a book that will never see the light of day and b) the expectation is that you'll write crap. I don't know why, but I often-times take myself too seriously. I can't stand the idea of somebody mocking me, which is why I get aggravated sometimes when I do a job and it's just not the best (a.k.a. any graphics work that I've done, baring a few that were due more to dumb luck than pure talent). But in this case, it's not only OK to fail, it's encouraged. Hopefully I'll remember this post in November and join up.

6 comments:

Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box said...

Way to not-so-subtly remind everyone of your birthday in November. I like your tactics. ;)

Brien said...

Yeah, I'll have to do another post about NaNoWriMo in October. *grin*

Beorn said...

I know someone who does NaNoWriMo every November--it's amusing because all he ends up writing are blog posts about why he's not writing. So if you try it, you'll likely be the first person I know to give it a serious shot!

And just in case this is necessary: Outback's jingle drives me crazy. That was the only real point.

Brien said...

Hopefully, I am serious, but I am concerned a little - I've never written prose (poetry appeals to me more because I'm lazy and I get satisfaction much more quickly).

As far as Outback, I totally get you.

Aggiedoone said...

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Karma Girl said...

Ironically, I finished my word limit on time last November without submitting the material. I started late and figured I wouldn't finish on time anyway. I can tell you right now that you will indeed end up with a crappy manuscript by the end of the month, but that's why they call it the first draft...or in my case, the first of many.