Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So this year, like last, I am participating in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The goal of which is to hash out a 50,000 word "novel" in the month of November.

Easier said than done.

Well, actually, scratch that. It doesn't sound easy at all.

That being said, it's not as daunting as it sounds either.

It's a feat that's totally do-able. I am blogging proof that it can be done. I believe I hit 50,133 words when I submitted my work twenty-three minutes before midnight of the last day of November last year. What was funny, well, at the time, scary, was that when I went to submit it, it said there was a time discrepancy and that I wasn't able to submit it or "win" NaNoWriMo because it was December 1st.

Needless to say, I about freaked out in fear.

But it was fixed in time. It seems about half of the people in my part of the country had an issue with submitting it on the last day and all we had to do was change our time zones on our profiles to Cuba's time zone and for some reason it worked.


Ya know, it's odd. I just hashed out 1,500 some words just now for my new NaNoNovel and now I'm typing a blog post, something I haven't done much of these past few months. This is time that I could have spent working on my NaNoNovel, words that could have been counted towards my goal, but instead I'm typing a blog post that doesn't have a time limit, word count, or an immediate reason for being here.

And that's the humor of the situation.

We talk about how scary a goal of 50,000 words in one month is, yet I just typed up about 1,500 in less than two and a half hours and I'm typing a blog post, watched some Doctor Who, and worked an entire shift at the store earlier.

I can make time for this.

But let me tell you, this me being ahead of the curve on the word count thing will NOT last, ha.

Be my NaNo buddy!

If you're doing NaNoWriMo, check out some of these books for helpful tips!

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing it for the first time this year and I have added you as a buddy. Best of luck, Travis!