Tuesday, November 1, 2016

And so it begins...

In a moment of giddiness, some friends and I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month -- once again.

NaNoWriMo, for those unfamiliar with it, is a push for participants to write a 50,000-word book in 30 days, which amounts to 1666 words per day (unless you're foolish enough to skip a day, in which case you have to add the skipped tally to the next day).

We've done this before, and it's always a wild wacky ride during which you force yourself to write something, anything, often by the seat of your pants. Today is the first day of November -- and so it begins.

Anyone else participating?


  1. I know that you have done this several times before. Is there any chance that you would make these books available as a PDF here on line?????????

    1. Absolutely positively NOT. My fiction skills are primitive at best. There's one novel I wrote some time ago, a distopian survival-type novel, that might have some potential. It will take a great deal of editing, though. We'll see, ha ha.

      - Patrice

  2. Good luck to you! Have a great NaNoWriMo November.

  3. I'm "kinda sorta" participating. Some friends and I were discussing NaNoWriMo and a joke was made about writing a parody of cozy mysteries and survival fiction. I wrote a lengthy comment that made everyone laugh so much that it's been turned into a blog. It's just for fun, so I'm just writing what comes to me vs trying to hit the word count goal - but I hope it gives folks a giggle. I figure we can use a good laugh in an election year. ;)


  4. Tried this years ago. Didn't make it. Took 6 weeks to finish, but it was a beauty (to my mind, anyway). With 6 months of cleanup and editing, it actually got published. Made some money.

    Would I do it again? Probably not. For some reason I don't seem to find the time anymore. Maybe if I gave up the gardening, or the canning, or a dozen other things?

  5. I'm tempted, but I ran out of stories to tell and the willingness to take the risk of telling them (too likely to offend someone, as traits of people I know tend to show up in my characters and not always in a flattering way, though as they say 'any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, is a matter of coincidence') a long, long time ago.

    I miss enjoying writing. It gave me a great deal of pleasure until I allowed myself to become foolish enough to share.

  6. You must have too much time on your hands.. NOT!