NaNoWriMo 2008?

National Novel Writing Month is in November. The goal is to write a 50,000 words novel in one month. Quantity over quality. Get it done, and you are a winner.

I know I am not a writer. But I can’t say I am not tempted. Could I manage 1666 words, in English, every day after work for an entire month? I have more than enough ideas I’d love to get out of my brain and into an OOo file.

I’ll have to think long and hard about this.

Will any of you guys participate?

(Update: I decided to give it a try.)

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3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2008?


  1. Nils, I definitely think you should go for it! You will be amazed at the amount you are able to write if you set your sights on the goal and just keep plugging along. It's not always easy and there were times I definitely wanted to quit, but last year was my first year and I finished with over 55,000 words. If I can do it, anyone can đŸ™‚ If we aren't in the middle of our move in November, I am definitely going to do it again.


  2. I kind of see two problems. One is that I definitely will have to work, and that eats away not only a lot of time, but also most of my energy. The second problem is that I do my stuff in English, and it's so tough to write in something that isn't your native language.

    On the other hand, of course, it would be a great opportunity to define some actual goals for myself – my biggest problem has always been that just producing material into a vacuum is no fun.

    Mh, we'll see.


  3. "my biggest problem has always been that just producing material into a vacuum is no fun."

    I totally agree.

    Also, I'd be willing to have a go at it. Might as well, and it might produce something unexpected.

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