Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Nano Time!

     It's Nano season! Happy Nano! Feliz Nano! Get your Nano on! I'm getting my Nano on!!! ")
     It is Nano time, in case the previous sentence didn't properly inform you. What is Nano? Nano is, National Novel Writing Month. Sometimes called Na No Wri Mo. Or NaNoWriMo. No matter how you spell it, you can Google it and it will take you to the same place.

     The object of Nano is to write a 50,000 words novel in a month. At the end of the month you have a complete or an almost complete novel. Unless you are me and my first novel is over 140,000 words. It took me seven years to finish it, in which I gave birth to not one, not two, but three more children, just in case I didn't have enough to do with the seven I already had.
    Nano is intense. It is a commitment. It is right at the beginning of the holiday season. And I am almost guaranteed to fail. But sometimes you just have to go for it. You have to grab that big brass ring.   
     We have write-ins where my writer friends and I get together and do nothing but write. No talking until the ten minutes at the top of the hour and then all heck breaks loose. Do you have any idea what kind of commitment it takes for women to be in a room together and not talk? One heck of a lot.
      Technically speaking, you are suppose to start with a new story that you haven't written a word of, but I am trying to finish the one I have been posting on my blog. I don't think it will take 50,000 words, but just to finish the rest this month will be a feather in my cap, a rose on my nose, a---never mind.
     Can you tell I was up until one am Nanoing? If you have an idea for a book or just want to try, sign up. It's free. Everyone has a story to tell, join us in Nanoing and you can give it a shot.

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