It occurs to me that NaNoWriMo is roughly six weeks away.

Are you nervous?

So you should be! It’s bloody difficult. But, it is also a pretty rewarding experience, especially if you make it to the finish line. I will be attempting it again this year (though, whether that is wise given that it is my final year of uni, I’m not entirely sure), and I thought I would wish everybody luck now before I forget.

Go in with a concept. That’s what I’d suggest. First time I tried it, I went in blind, and dropped out after the first couple of days. The next time? All I knew is that I wanted it to start in a library, but 4 weeks and 50,000 words later, I had my place in the winner’s circle.

What are your NaNo tips, successes, failures, and general musings? Is it a good idea, or a pointless waste of time?

    • Jeannie
    • September 29th, 2010

    heyy.. I actually really want to try it at some point… but seeing as i am probably going to spend the majority of this year drunk or hung over, maybe it wouldnt work :p. How do you register for it??

      • Daniel
      • September 29th, 2010

      I’d definitely recommend going for it – even if you drop out after a couple of days like I did, it’s still quite satisfying, and it makes you want to do better next time. Great for people who have trouble writing in quantity. Just go to the site (there’s a link in the post) and register :).

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