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Thursday, October 12, 2006


National Novel Writing Month starts in 19 days. I put this year's participant icon up already, mostly because if I don't do it now, while I'm thinking about it, I may never do it.

Isn't it purty?

Update: I activated my profile. Also, pursuant to the comment from the Mrs., I've dug out the "What have you learned" post from last year.


  • (Savannah) So honey--you wrote a lot last year, in depth, about what you learned about the writing process. What lessons from last year are you going to bring to this year?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:23 PM  

  • 1) Write more than the minimum.
    2) Watch Law and Order.
    3) Spend the first day planning. I'm hoping that somehow I'll be able to do what I did last year, which was to write about a thousand words on weekdays and six to ten thousand on weekends. That gave me three days to spare last time--so I can afford to write up at least a rough outline.
    4) Don't fall asleep. (I read over last year's work recently can tell where I was fading in and out of consciousness as I typed. Things get very strange.)

    By Blogger Robert, at 8:46 PM  

  • Hmmm, here's something from the official NaNoWriMo FAQ; apparently the only thing that you can't do beforehand is write:

    Does that mean I can't use an outline or notes? Outlines and plot notes are very much encouraged, and can be started months ahead of the actual novel-writing adventure. Previously written prose, though, is punishable by death.

    By Blogger Robert, at 10:02 PM  

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