Nov 1 begins NaNoWriMo. The idea is write a novel, more then 50,000 words, in the month of November.
This my first time. I plan to blog it but most of my focus will be going to writing fiction in order to write a novel.
For those of you interested, feel free to add me as a friend and I will add you back. My user is afdafd which is my initials doubled. .
Recently, I launched a new fiction site to focus more on fiction writing. So this plays in nicely with that goal of sharing more of my fiction work with the world. As of now, I have only shared some poems and some one line stories, but I plan to expand upon this a lot in the future.
I went to a local NaNoWriMo meet up group (groups are formed on the website by geography) a couple days ago and it was great. I met some great people and got a cool temp tattoo and a couple cool stickers.
All in all it was a great experience. One of the guys made a great joke about how gas stations are fuel stops for your car, and write ins (where a bunch of writers go to write together) are held at coffee shops because it is a gas stop for humans – coffee.
Write ins are said to be one of the best aspects of this program. I am still debating whether or not to do them. They are held mostly at coffee and pastry places and I don’t drink coffee or tea or eat pastries. I also really like quiet and no disruptions when I write. I sometimes put on music but sometimes just want the quiet. I don’t know if I will like the idea of sitting around with distractions. But, if I don’t try it, I will never know.
So in just a few short hours, I will be writing up a storm. I look forward to finishing my third novel using this process and can’t wait to see the effects this has on my fiction writing.