Some of you probably know about NaNoWriMo. If you don’t, basically it’s November. For writers. Who are crazy enough to try and write a novel (defined as approx. 50,000 words) in one month.
Now, why am I talking about NaNoWriMo, aka November, in August? Because I’m going to do my own NaNoWriMo (even though I’ve never done the real one) starting RIGHT NOW. Or really, yesterday. Or really really, as soon as I finish blogging (and taking Riley out and showering). Because, you know, I work better under pressure and with deadlines.
And you, my friends/strangers/loyal readers/not so loyal readers, are going to bear witness. Every day this month I will blog my word count in addition to whatever else I plan on rambling about. If I don’t reach at least 50k by midnight on Aug 31, 2009, then y’all can… well I don’t know, leave suggestions in the comments if you really want to punish me somehow.
I won’t bother you with the reasons why excuses, but I didn’t really get anything done this weekend. Luckily I already have 3,112 words typed up and probably another 1,000 to 3,000 handwritten in my journal. But we’ll start with what we know.
Word Count – Aug 2, 2009:
Let’s hope this doesn’t turn out too badly, eh?