Happy Anniversary to Organized Literary Abandon!

 The title of this post is not the oxymoron NaNoWriMo Iconthat you think it is.  National Novel Writing Month is upon us once again and there are organizers across the oceans who have organized ways for writing fanatics to write with reckless abandon!  

This year NaNoWriMo celebrates its 10th anniversary.  I know there are a lot of bloggers across the nation who are involved with this endeavor in one way or another.  Here in Honolulu, the bulk of participants seem to be made up of college students.  There are a lot of people in unexpected places as well. 

I failed NaNoWriMo miserably last year but I’m aiming to try again this year.  If I can pull it together this year, it may make me more capable of pounding out more blog posts more consistently.  More, more, more!  I’ve already decided whose life I’m going to mess up big time in my novel. Ha!  🙂 

The beauty of this is that you’re jsut working for a draft at best, not a well-crafted, read to go to print manuscript. In other words, don’t worry about it, just write and let your writing take on a life of its own. I’ve read that people’s characters take on a life of their own and surprise even the author as things move along.  I like that idea!

Some people have been published in the months that followed NaNoWriMo, but don’t count on it.  The writing goes on at fever pitch for 30 days — not so much for literary genius but for putting passion down on paper.  That’s how I see it anyway (no surprise there I suppose).

Anyway, Happy Anniversary NaNoWriMo!  There’s a story in my head.  Isn’t there one in yours?  Sign up!  Hurry, the literary abandon starts November 1st!  There are write-ins going on all over the State of Hawaii and the rest of the country.  Starbucks, book stores and various restaurants have got to be looking forward to the coming month of November!  Coffee sales must go through the roof at times like this!  🙂

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Oct 28, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats on taking up the challenge! My friend bought me the No Plot? No Problem! Novel writing kit for my birthday. It’s by the same guy who created NaNoWriMo, and it’s a neat little kit complete with affirmations and tips to guide one through the process of writing a novel in 30 days. I came across the website for NaNoWriMo a few months ago, and considered doing it, but receiving the kit as a gift solidified my decision and I’ll be jumping in, too, on November 1st. Best of luck!

  • 2 Evelyn // Oct 28, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    How do you do, Richard? My goodness, another blogger! I too bought the book. I don’t have the kit though. You’ll just have to post about it I guess. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and sharing in the enthusiasm!

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