Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It's NaNo time ...
NaNo time? No, that’s not small increments of time. Though perhaps it is – is a month a sufficiently small increment of time in which to write a 50,000 word novel?
“National Novel Writing Month” shortened to “NaNoWriMo” and further truncated to “NaNo” is upon us. The name is, in fact, somewhat incongruous - it should be ‘International Novel Writing Month’ as people from around the globe will be taking part (last year, 119,301 took part, writing a total of 1,643,343,993 words). NaNoWriMo is now in its eleventh year and was only truly national for one year, when the first 21 people took part in the USA. By year two, there were 140 participants and it had already crossed the borders of the USA. I participated in my first NaNoWriMo in 2006 (year 8) with another 79,812 people.
This year, both my Son and daughter are participating, so it’s becoming something of a family thing. Lift off is midnight Saturday night as we tick over to the first of November. Then, its fingers to the keyboard for a month of literary abandon.
Find out more at: http://www.nanowrimo.org/