Monday, November 1, 2010

To NaNo or not to NaNo?

I really still have not decided whether or not I am going to participate in NaNoWriMo this month. I want to get back into the writing thing, and doing something like NaNo is the perfect chance. It makes it a habit and gives you a goal. But then, if I focus on my writing for NaNo, you'll get even less reviews from me this month than you did in Oct.

I know many of my readers are writing types, so what do you think? Should I NaNo?

(If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is it's National Novel Writing Month, where you spend the month cranking out a novel the goal is to write 50,000 words (last year I think I made it to about 30,000 before the holidays caught up with me and I didn't have time to finish).


Katie said...

I have the EXACT same problem. I'm worried that I won't have enough content on my blog if I do NaNo, but I do want to get back to writing.
Maybe you could set aside a time twice a week to work on your blog posts and posts those throughout the week.

Olivia Carter said...


I'm doing it & totally don't have the time but need that kick in the pants & discipline that NaNo will provide. We can even be friends I'm liviecarter. Let me know if you do it! HOORAY!

ivanova said...

I think you should give it a whirl. If you don't like it, you can stop. As you know, it's not exactly an oath signed in blood. Plus, you can be a NaNo Rebel--someone who is not doing a traditional novel but instead is editing, doing a certain number of hours, or working on a different writing project like a memoir, graphic novel, series of vignettes or stories, continuing on a novel already started, etc. Your writing project could include blog posts and book reviews, so that all those things could be part of your word count.

Aubrey said...

ivanova I like that idea! Keep track of all the words I write, blogging or on my own book! I just might have to do that!