Saturday, December 02, 2006

National Novel Finishing Month

National Novel Finishing Month: "NaNoFiMo is a challenge based on, but not affiliated with, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write 50,000 words in November. NaNoFiMo is a challenge to finish an existing project in December. This project can be your NaNo novel or anything else, but it should be a partially written novel, not a complete draft in need of editing. (There's NaNoEdMo for that.) If you were disappointed when you found out you weren't supposed to use a work in progress for NaNoWriMo, this is the place for you and your half-written novel. If you didn't finish in NaNoWriMo, this can be your chance to redeem yourself."

good ideas for writers

National Novel Writing Month - News and Radio: "
A: Daniel(Dad): If it wasn't for my children's encouragement to turn off my inner editor, I never would have made it. There were days I couldn't write at all because everyone else was on the computer, so I had to do some late night typing after the rest of the family were in bed, and (ahem) I did manage to squeeze in a few thousand words at work (but don't tell my boss). Word Count: 51,000.

Catherine (Mum): Prioritizing. Leaving the TV off and realizing how much time is wasted on the television. We had a lot going on (we are hosting a public speaking conference from November 27 to December 2, so we knew we had to finish our novels a little quicker than 30 days); we made NaNoWriMo a priority for our family in the month of November. Word Count: 52,000.

Katie: Every day after I got up I would write out four or five things that I wanted to happen to my characters that day; so when I got my turn on the computer I didn't have to waste time thinking 'what's going to happen next,' I could just type. The other thing was Dad letting me stay up and write really, really late while everyone else was in bed. Word Count: 101,000 in two novels."