Friday, November 12, 2010

My question is this; Why aren't YOU participating in NaNoWriMo?

                   I was told today that "NaNoWriMo writers are psychotic."

Demented maybe, but consider please; I am a writerMy normal daily output is usually somewhere around four thousand words. Usually that's divided between several projects... both writing and editing.

I don't usually count all the other extraneous writing I do in the course of a day, but I became curious after all the scribbling I've been reading about how those participating in the project are "wasting their time" and how those "words would be better spent elsewhere." 

                          Curiosity killed the cat.

I created a small utility programme that allows me to turn a counter on and off when I'm typing blog entries, emails and messages on GoodReads, Facebook and couple of other daily communications and networking apps.

Granted that it may be ten words here and fifty there... but I discovered that I cumulatively write somewhere around two thousand words a day. 

     Writing 1,667 words in a day equals 50,000 in a month.

So, imagine what would happen if you were to take all the words you write between chat and notes and texting and remarks that you make during the course of a day, and focus them on one task.

During the month of November I've cut my external commenting down by over half and focused all my writing effort toward one book... the one I committed myself to start writing during NaNoWriMo.

        P.S. If my counter is correct, this message, sans title contains 314 words.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

If you want to write a novel in 30 days, don't let anyone stop you. Not even Salon's Laura Miller.

From the LA Times: 12 reasons to ignore the naysayers: Do NaNoWriMo

It's NaNoWriMo Time

It was a dark and stormy night. 

Well, not really... Actually, it was a cold moonlit night. The tree's had dropped their leaves and dumped thousands of acorns underfoot, causing every step to sound like a thousand people eating crunch bars in unison.

While we're off doing the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), we invite you to read The UNLOCKED Project Never-Ending Story, and contribute... if you dare!

Monday, November 1, 2010

We ARE the Champions!

And the 2010 World Championship goes to:

                            The San Francisco Giants!!!