Thursday, October 26, 2006

[NaNoWriMo] Five Days and Counting

From The Desk of Liz Ensley:

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

It's almost time for the show to begin. Is the stage set? Have you adequate lighting for the project? That's what writing is, you know; it's a planned project which will take a good chunk of your life, during November.

One strategy, if you write a lot of email, is to write scenes in the body of an email and send it to yourself. You can copy and paste it into your word processing program later, and keep the email for a back up copy, in case of computer trouble. That way, too, you can keep writing, just about anywhere.

Remember, too; if you barely reach 50k by November's end, you can sign up for National Novel Finishing Month. Heck, thanks to past experience with my NaNos (NaNoose, lol), I'm already there.

National Novel Editing Month isn't until March, which leaves you plenty of breathing space between finish, and then attempt to edit, the Behemoth. The site appears to be down, right now--but have faith, True Believers!

NaNoFiMo: 35 Days and Counting.

The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that bit, but steadily building, steadily building.
- Robert Collier

I have already signed up for National Novel Finishing Month. Knowing my past NaNo win, I will need the additional 30k or so to finish writing the novel.


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