Nanowrimo Week 1

 

Last week I started a fun challenge called the National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo for short. It’s an opportunity to hunker down and write with reckless abandonment for thirty days. I picked the goal of 40,000 words by the end of the month. I just finished the first week and I’m at 12, 340 words. I still have a long way to go but the first part of the battle is over.

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National Novel Writing Month

 

Today is November 1st! I’m excited for a month of college basketball, overeating, and the National Novel Writing Month. (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) I didn’t know such a thing existed until I read a blog about it a couple months ago. Here’s the skinny: Every November, crazy, over-zealous writer types commit to working on a writing project for a month. They plow through page after page, writing line by line to see how many words they can achieve by the 30th. When I first heard about NNWM I thought–“Impossible…not gonna do it…this is a full cup of crazy!” And then I decided why not. In the words of Barney Stinson I declared, “Challenge Accepted!”

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