Writing Can Be Murder

October 26, 2007

Nano? Nano?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 4:32 pm
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It’s almost November which means it’s almost NANOWRIMO time! (In case you don’t know, and in case you actually care, that stands for National  Novel Writing Month. I guess they thought no one could remember: NNWM hence the silly name.)

The goal of NNWM is to write a book in a month. Okay, not really a book, 50,000 words of quantity, not quality. People forsake bathing, food, and friends as they muddle thru the month. Tens of thousands sign up every year. A lot less than that “win”. (“Winning” means they’ve met the 50 thousand word count.)

Intrigued? Check out their site: www.nanowrimo.org

And while you’re at it, check out the site of an author who wrote her first book TIME OFF FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR (a hilarious read) as a NANO participant a few years ago  www.lanidianerich.com

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4 Comments »

  1. Time Off For Good Behavior was so funny. I loved the scenes when she went to confession.

    Are you NaNoing, Jennifer?

    Comment by Kate Perry — October 26, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

  2. I love the courtroom scene in that book. What a riot! (and I could TOTALLY see myself saying/doing those things)

    Haven’t decided yet about NaNo? What about you? Are you doing it?

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — October 27, 2007 @ 11:58 am

  3. I love Lani. I read the Fortune Quilt and then when and bought all her books. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

    Comment by Melissa Blue — October 27, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

  4. I can see you in that courtroom scene too. 😉 I can see you torturing the priest too.

    50k in a month is average for me when I’m working on a book, so I’ve never bothered to try it. But I’m thinking about starting a new book this week, so I’ve been tossing around the idea for the hell of it. I’ll probably just pretend I signed up and do it on my own.

    Comment by Kate Perry — October 28, 2007 @ 2:43 pm


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