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NaNoWriMo, writing to the finish

I can’t believe it. It’s almost November.

And while that signals the coming of many things — Thanksgiving, Christmas, 2011, most notably — it signals the beginning of NaNoWriMo for me. NaNoWriMo, of course, is short for National Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo was established to get people to write. During the month, your goal is to reach 50,000 words, an average of 1,666 a day. And, really, you’re only supposed to write; editing and tweaking, that should come later. For now, just get those words on paper (or Word document or other word processing application).

I’ve participated in this event four times, and I have completed two novels. (As to the quality of said novels? Well, let’s just say that’s not really important.)

This year I am going to do something different. My novel will be a series of seemingly unconnected short stories following characters across time and space. But there will be something that ties those characters together. (I’m still finalizing the plans in my head, so I don’t want to give too much away.)

But I’m really looking forward to unleashing my creative side and seeing what pops out. Although in my head I have a rough map of what I want to do, it can always change on any given night.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year?

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