Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010 Challenge

Last year I was too chicken to try competing in the NaNoWriMo challenge – National Novel Writing Month.

I made a lot of excuses for myself, volunteering in two classrooms, having a Kindergartener at home every other day, chores, other writing projects, etc etc etc.

So, I decided to give myself my own unofficial mini NaNo challenge.


NaNoWriMo Challenge 2009:

The novel: Unnamed Murder Thriller

Nov 1st word count: 32,000

Nov 30th goal: 50,000

The challenge: 18,000 words in 30 days

Progress: 4827 words

My conclusion: don’t try this at home. At least not with little children under your feet, unless you are having a writerly compulsive disorder moment.

Result: I failed utterly, completely, red-faced shamedly, and badly.


This year I’m jumping in with both feet. I’ve registered as an official NaNoWriMo challenge competitor for the first time ever and am taking the plunge.


NaNoWriMo Challenge 2010:

The novel: I haven’t the foggiest idea

Nov 1st word count: 0

Nov 30th goal: 50,000

The challenge: 175 pages, 50,000 words in 30 days

Progress: zip words

My conclusion: I’d say I’m probablly nuts, but there’s no probably about it. I know I am. We’ll see what my conclusion is when I’m done with this madness.

Result: pending.



Sheila Deeth said...

Nuts and madness is fun. Good luck.

L. V. Gaudet said...

Thanks Sheila.