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NaNoWriMo

Earlier this month, Jess suggested I take part in NaNoWriMo.

I laughed.
Then I thought about it for 12 hours and said, Sure!
Then I started recruiting other people to join. If I can do it, working 50 hours a week, so can you!

People have begun asking me, What's your plan?

Plan? I asked myself, I need a plan if I want to write a novel in a month?

So now I need a plan.*



*I at least have an idea for the story. I was telling Amelia last night that I haven't decided on what big crisis will kick-start everything, and she said, "I think she should be dying."


"No," I said, my nose wrinkled, "because then I already know how it ends."
"How?" she asked.
"She dies," I said, "obviously."
"Unless..." she suggested slowly, "it's Star Trek."


She looked startled, surprised by herself, "Oh my gosh. 2008 Amelia would never have even thought that."

Comments

Teagen! said…
Beth,

I've also considered doing NaNoWriMo. So are you? It seems like it would be the perfect motivation to actually get a rough rough draft written in a non-ridiculous amount of time. Also, November is the perfect watching-rain-fall-outside-from-a-coffee-shop-window month. . .

Fun! Challenging! Thought-provoking!
Teagen
J.r. Fisher said…
I'm in. Give me an excuse to finish up that one I've been writing. Or should I do a totally different and new story?
Beth said…
Teagen! Do it. This will give us another excuse to interact. And you will be proud of yourself at the end...

JR - official rules are that it is a new project...but unofficially, I say do either!
Jess said…
my fav part about Nanowrimo is that you can do ANYTHING! you want. The whole concept is about writing a novel-length thing, it doesn't have to be anything near something you'd try to publish. and that's why it's FUNNN.
Alasdair said…
It already sounds like Douglas Coupland.

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