Sunday, October 22, 2006

10 DBN

That's Ten Days Before Novel, for those of you, as Chris Baty says, Still stuck on the Gregorian Calender.

Yes, in ten days, at midnight, local time, November 1, commences National Novel Writing Month. during this month, thousands of lunatics from around the world will attempt to write 50,000 words of fiction within the month of November. It seems impossible, but it is perfectly doable. I did it last year. In fact, I did 55k.

*stops tooting own horn*

See the website for more: (Also on my Links bar.)

I would also reccomend, if you can gt your hands on it, the book No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty. It's the NaNo handbook, but it's also good for people who like to write in general. (Available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon and, well, in MY world, every local library.)

I highly recomend trying this, for anyone who can read this. Or read. Period.

Anyway, if you usually hear from me and don't during November, that's where I'll be-- off writing my novel and having no social life. Or, well, even less than usual. I'll be in Marshall for a few days, too. ;-)

I have a feeling my blog will become a sort of diary, with fragmentary posts and fragmentary sentences consisting of updates and overtired ramblings. :-D I will try to put up the rest of my Feast posts before November, I dunno if it will happen or not.

This should be fun.

(Exit, pursused by Aaron trying to drive him up a wall.)


Vidd said...

Hear, hear. This year will be my first with NaNoWriMo.

Ethan said...

Yay! You're doing it too? Cool!!!!!

Join us at the NaNo Forums-- We're in the "Writing Groups and Clubs" sub-forum under "HT/MH"-- or just do a Forum search for "Lutherans," as our thread tends to get buried.

Rachel D said...

Good luck with the NaNoWriMo thing! I know I could never be able to get through it all. Ooh, and can I see your novel once it's done? I loved your other one.

If you want, I can help you edit a little. That's the only writing thing I'm actually good at/like to do.

Oh, and thank you for putting my blog on your link list! Hee hee.

Ethan said...

Thank you! You can most certainly see my novel. And thank you again. ;-)

Ooh, editing help would be greatly appreciated! I don't know whether it's because I don't like it or what, but I just tend not to DO editing.

I dunno if the coming one will be worth bothering to edit, but the last one, I think, is. ;-)

And You're welcome! I should have put it up sooner, seeing as mine is on your Links, but I have this thing... It's called Lazy... ;-)

Sir Darth Merlin Bilbollum Finn said...

I need a plot.... <_<

How are you going to make 50k if you're away for a few days for the HT retreat? O_o

Aaron N. said...

*chases Ethan up a wall*

Ethan said...

Dude, I'm not sure... I did do 55k in 26 days last year, 'cuz we were away for four days for Thanksgiving. But we may be doing that AGAIN this year, plus the HT thing.

However, I DO have my laptop this year, which I didn't last year, so I may be able to drag that along and get at least a little writing done both places. I guess I'll just see.

Ethan said...

*Sneaks down from wall while Aaron sleeps.*

Rachel D said...

See, I dislike writing, (unless it's stupid writing, like for a blog or something) but I don't mind editing. It just takes a while sometimes.