Sign up for NaNoWriMo 2007!

By Katharine Swan On Sunday, September 30, 2007 At 11:32 PM

Signups for NaNoWriMo 2007 start Monday, October 1st!

For those of you who don't know yet, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a novel, or at least 50,000 words of one, all in one month: November. Unfortunately, you can't start on the novel until November 1st.

You can, however, outline, write character sketches, etc. Also, you can use an old project, just as long as you throw out -- and don't reference -- everything you'd written previously. The idea is to write 50,000 words (or more) in a single month, so no cheating!

I participated in NaNoWriMo in 2006. You can see all of last year's posts here. (Note: This link is different than it was, as I decided to differentiate in my labels between "NaNoWriMo 2006" and "NaNoWriMo 2007.")

I intend to participate in NaNo again this year. The only trick is that this year I have added obligations: Last year, I only had to maintain my regular freelance workload, but this year I also have the daily obligation of visiting and working with my horse. Since writing freelance and fiction monopolized my time last year, I'm not sure how it's going to work to throw another variable into the equation. However, I'm very excited about this year's novel, so I'm sure I'll make it work somehow!


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Blogger Kathy@TheFlawlessWord Says:  

Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to try to sign up during "Dancing with the Stars" commercial breaks. We'll have to send each other encouragement nudges when the event officially begins.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

I'm with Kathy - thanks for reminding me! I was at the Web site a few weeks ago, and told myself I'd get back to it once October rolled around, but you know how that goes...

Hey, what if you incorporated that awesome new four-legged family addition to your story?

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Kathy and Alicia --

A "nudge group" (instead of a writing group?) sounds like a good idea. :o)

Alicia, I actually DO have a children's novel idea inspired by my four-legged friend. That won't be a project for this year's NaNoWriMo, though. :o)


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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