Will you NaNo with me?

Today marks the kick off for the 2016 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Here are my reflections from last year. Am I going to NaNo this year? There’s some interesting thoughts that are percolating in my head! I’ll keep you posted! Write on!

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h/t to Pilcrow & Dagger for the graphic, posted last week on their FB page. H/T to Pilcrow & Dagger for the graphic, posted last week on their FB page.

Ah yes – November 1 is looming.  For a lot of writers out there, that means participation in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – in short, getting your arse in chair and cranking out a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 PM by November 30th.

In regards to my writer friends, the concept of NaNoWriMo (seriously, I’m just going to shorten that acronym to NaNo from here on out, OK?) produces split reactions.  A third of my friends gasp because they are daunted by the prospect (which, if you write daily, susses out to a little over 1,600 words per day); a third of my friends scoff and say that there isn’t anything good that can come out of a binge writing session like NaNo; and then the final third of my friends are…

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