NaNoWriMo Revisited

I was asked in e-mail to air my thoughts regarding the upcoming National Novel Writing Month, which happens in November: The idea is to start and complete an entire novel in a single month (that month, clearly, being November). As it happens, I already wrote about my thoughts on NaNoWriMo two years ago, so rather than repeat myself, I’ll just link to it here.

Also, no, I don’t expect to participate: I’ll likely start my next novel — whatever it may be — in January. Before then I’ll be doing editorial wrangling on Subterranean Magazine, updating The Rough Guide to the Universe for its second edition, getting out some book proposals, and hopefully banging out a couple of short stories I’ve promised to people. All of which will keep me busy enough, thanks. But by all means, don’t let me stop you.

4 Comments on “NaNoWriMo Revisited”

  1. Thank you for mentioning NaNoWriMo! Publicity is always nice. :)

    This will be my third year of NaNo, and I’ve decided to up my stakes. As you mentioned, 50,000 is kinda short; I have not yet decided what my goal this year should be. The first year, I hit 50,000 in two weeks, and last year I wrote two 50,000 novels, but none of the three are anywhere near presentable. They’re definitely practice novels.

    Reading your blog is a fascinating way to procrastinate – thank you for all your entries! And please keep rolling them out!

  2. Heh, I briefly thought about doing this on my LiveJournal, but then I realized that most of my entries run under 500 words, and sometimes even that is a challenge. When’s the NaShoStoWriMo?