Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNoWriMo

"National Novel Writing Month" is up.
I'm not sure if the word "national" means you have to belong to a specific country (USA?) to participate? Or if it's just unthinking adoption of the usual territorial language.
It any case it sounds like a good chance to fire off a novel, good or bad.
Some people do it in 24 hours. And some of the books have even been good, according to reports.

3 comments:

ricardorosa said...

Oh I tried it twice, but never finished. I tried first time and gave up very soon. Then next year (2008) I tried again for real, but found out to be harder to write a 50,000 word coherent story (I did fiction), so I ended up stopping at 15,000 words.
It would be cool to try again this year 'cause I got sort of a book Idea to develop (last time all I had was a mental image!).
What about you? Have you tried it?

About the name, if you look it up on Google, it says "NaNoWriMo is an annual (November) novel writing project that brings together professional and amateur writers from all over the world.", so the "National" probably just used to be there at the begining and they kept it.

eolake said...

I think I'll try this one, but I'm not optimistic. I've written two novels in my life, but it's long ago, and they both ended up being only barely 40k words. I find long form difficult.
Funny, cuz others find it hard to keep things short. I think that's actually more common.

TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"I'm not sure if the word "national" means you have to belong to a specific country (USA?) to participate?"

Nope! :-)

"Or if it's just unthinking adoption of the usual territorial language."

see here

"Funny, cuz others find it hard to keep things short."

I'll alert Pascal! ;-) lol!