Whatever you write in NaNoWriMo will be a better book than Eragon. - Thearon W. Henderson
It's the first day of National Novel Writing Month and I'm already way behind.
30 days to write a 50,000 word novel. Quality doesn't matter, you're just going for output here. You can worry about editing after the month is over, or you can do what most people do and just save the file on your computer and then never look at it again.
Honestly that's probably the best strategy. You're a crappy writer anyway.
I'm participating this year, after deciding to do so last night. I've completed it twice before, and it's a lot of work but it is also a great way to get into the habit of writing every day, which I think is something from which everyone can benefit.
With no hockey on the horizon, now is a great time to find something to occupy your time aside from wondering what your basketball-fan co-worker would look like with an axe through his stupid face, so why not try writing a novel?
If you don't have any ideas, just ask in the comments and I will give you one. I have way more ideas than I could ever use.
My favorite tools for NaNoWriMo are the free programs yWriter, a novel-writing program which allows you to set your 50,000 word writing goal and see how many words you need to write each day to reach it, and Dark Room, a text editor that blanks out everything else on your screen and helps you focus on doing nothing but writing your words for the day.
So what do you say, folks? Shall we NaNo?
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- Sharks lose again, sort of.
- You know that mysterious website I was talking in my other gameday posts this season? Well I don't feel comfortable talking about it much right now after some e-mails I have received. If this is one of you guys messing with me then it's NOT funny, okay?
Seriously, cut it out.