Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I'm in.

Not officially (because I've already started my novel), BUT NaNoWriMo here I come.

I'm about 20,000 words in on my latest. I figure it'll finish somewhere between 60 and 70,000, which means I'll write roughly the same amount of words as an official participant.

I've always been a little conflicted about NaNoWriMo. Maybe I'm a little uptight about slapping words on the page to make my daily count. Maybe it feels too much like quality takes a back seat. I'm an "edit as I go" kind of writer. It's hard for me to type without thinking too hard, which is--let's face it--what I'll have to do if I want to get 50,000 more words on paper. But hey, Kerouac wrote ON THE ROAD in three weeks. Of course, he was fueled by benzedrine. I'll be using green tea and fun size candy bars.

I'll post word count occasionally, and I encourage you guys to do so as well. Good luck! I'm definitely going to need it!


  1. YAY! Love that we have twin titles today. And we're edit as we go types too, but I figure it sort of evens out since there's two of us writing. I seriously have no idea how people write alone....

    Can't wait to read the fruits of your labor, L!

  2. I can't get into the WRiMos' I get all angry with myself and then I start ordering pizzas to dull the pain. It really is a vicious cycle.

  3. Good luck! Seems like everyone is doing NaNoWRiMo

  4. Way to go! Congrats on your NaNoWRiMo efforts.