Wednesday 30 October 2013

NaNoWriMo 2013

That's right, folks. I've decided to take the plunge. Come day after tomorrow, I'll be joining more than 150,000 writers around the world. Together, we'll be striving to attain a shared goal: to write a novel in the span of one month.

NaNoWriMo (for those who don't know) is short for National Novel Writing Month. It is a creative writing project, wherein participants are expected to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. The project takes place annually, and I have considered taking part ever since I first heard about it a few years ago. So after much deliberation, not to mention a much-needed shove in the right direction from my significant other, I'll be procrastinating no more.

How I'm going to manage to write 50,000 words in-between the 9-5 and GTA V sessions is beyond me. But NaNoWriMo isn't all about winning. It's about getting words on paper. Besides, the only thing worse than failing to win is not trying at all.

Anyone else doing NaNo this year?


  1. Good luck! I'll be doing so unofficially, so that I have all the will to participate but none of the need to prove to others that I'm succeeding.

    1. Sweet, Tony. I think I like your approach best. Good luck. Hopefully by the end of it we'll both have new books we are proud of.