From National Novel Writing Month that is. Â At the beginning of November I answered the call to untether my writing spirit from my inner critic, and set down 50,000 words in thirty days (or less) during the month of November.
It can seem like an insurmountable task. You have to be a little bit crazy to even want to do something like this. Broken down, NaNoWriMo means that you commit to writing an average of 1667 words each day of the month. But on October 31st, I laughed in the face of this adversary. Â Why?
Because I’ve done it before. Twice. Â (Full disclosure: I’ve attempted NaNoWriMo four times before this year. 50/50 are pretty decent odds if you’re the gambling sort.)
My first NaNoWriMo novel, The Reunion, took me 23 days in 2004. (I was pretty proud of that effort although my heart breaks a little every time I read the story. Â Those poor girls need a lot of help.)
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But for now I will bask, for a few moments anyways, in the NaNoWrimo 2011 Winner’s Circle.
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