Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Soul42—Thank You Douglas Adams

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—begins today, as it has each year since 1999 on November 1. I tried to write a 50,000-word novel in one month several years ago, and didn’t make the count. This year, however, I have a plan. I have a plot. I have characters who have names.
I have a name: It’s the End of the World As We Know It. However, that will change. I love R.E.M., but they won’t love me after they realize I’ve snatched their song title. For the time being, I’ll use it only as a working title.
Yes, I know that serious authors don’t need NaNoWriMo to get in their 1,000+ words a day. I do, because I’m a serious author who wants to get more serious. Accountability is good, so I'm letting my family and friends know what I'm up to. I’m off to a bright start with 1,173 words the morning of day 1, and I will write more this evening. I’ll post an update a week into the challenge on November 8 and let you know how the world is progressing.

Want to try NaNoWriMo yourself? Head to the Web site and start writing: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/dashboard

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