November is National Novel Writers Month or NaNoWriMo. For the next month, amateur writers of all ages pledge to write every day to produce a finished 50,000 word novel before December 1.
I’ve had friends do this previously and again this year. I was talking about it with a buddy and she asked me if thought about doing it this year. I don’t know. It seems like a lot of work.
I’d rather do something on a smaller scale, like a blog. Then I thought about making a commitment to blogging every day in November. It could be, I don’t know, my own National Blog Posting Month. NaBloPoMo. It’s fun just saying it.
Then I thought I’d google and see if anyone else had come up with this brilliant idea before I did. Yup. NaBloPoMo. Oh well. There are no new ideas.
I’m still going to give it a try. It’s just the 4th and I’m doing okay so far. The dog looks a little unhappy. I don’t think this is my fault. She gets to go out once a day whether she needs it or not.
Do you write? Blog? Does having an imposed goal or deadline help and inspire you? Tell me your story.
Don’t forget, my giveaway ends tomorrow. Still time to sign up here. My calculations reveal you have a one to five percent chance of winning. Good luck!
I love to write. And I love to set ridiculously huge, unachievable, last-minute, time-constrained goals for myself. But even I laugh at the thought of NaNoWriMo. In November??? Recipe for disaster.
I work better with a deadline. Sometimes it produces something funny and sometimes the product is similar to that high school assignment you wrote while on the bus.
I'm doing it for the first time ever. Started yesterday. What was I thinking?
I set a New Year's resolution this year to post at least a picture everyday this year. I failed before the end of two weeks. Then I set my blog to private so that no one could see my failure.
You see I made the mistake of posting publicly that I was going to post every day in 2010. I'll never make a public resolution ever again. Shoot, I don't plan on ever making a single resolution ever again as long as I live!
(Is it just me, or did that last statement sound an awful lot like a resolution?)
naturemom, you can do it!
Wendy, I vow never to vow again!