Dar posted on another thread about how her dd is doing this. I think it's way cool and deserves a thread of it's own
(or maybe it's just me and no one else is interested and this thread will die a quick and painless death as it falls off page 1 and sinks into oblivion
Here's the webpage! http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Go to the FAQ and read that. The idea is to attempt to write a 50,000 word story in the month of November. I just signed up
I have no illusions that I'll actually get anywhere near 50,000 words (SAH homeschooling mom of two small kids? Yeah, lots of free time here
) but it will be fun
I love some of the quotes from the FAQ!
|There will be much execrable prose, yes. But amidst the crap, there will be beauty. A lot of it.
|Can I write one word 50,000 times?
No. Well... No.
Or scroll down to this question for the best reasons to do this
|If I'm just writing 50,000 words of crap, why bother? Why not just write a real novel later, when I have more time?
(REALLY like the three part answer to this one but it's probably a bit long to post here)
I've been trying to write a story for months now. Some days it flows, some days it comes out so cheesy I need crackers to soak it up. Those days tend to depress me and then I don't write again for weeks. Maybe something like this, where you just write for the sake of writing, will help to lighten things up. At the very least, maybe I need to take a vacation from these really cool characters I've gotten too emotionally invested in, and just have some fun