It’s that time of year again, book fans–time for NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. If you’re not familiar with NaNoWriMo, here’s the quick-and-dirty: participants write a 50,000 word novel in a month. It doesn’t have to be good, but to win, it does need to be complete and not cheaty.
I decided to participate this year (and then stupidly wrote almost 5,000 words in a blog post this morning instead of in my novel. . . /facepalm), and I know a lot of other people around here are participating–some of your favorites, like sj, and Tony! And lots of our awesome readers! So, I thought it might be fun to put together a NaNoWriMo online team. Anybody can join our team. We’re inclusive like that.
What I think I’ll do is organize a couple of cyber write-ins, and post a weekly “check-in” post so that we can touch base. I’ll put the calendar over in the sidebar when I get it together. In the meanwhile, if you’re on Twitter, let’s use this hashtag to communicate: #NaNoTeamIB . I might also send out some random warm-up challenges via the hashtag, so check in! (And if you don’t already, you can follow me @thebooksluts.)
Of course, you can check in WITHOUT sitting on Twitter all day, which will kill your productivity. (ahem) I may or may not be an expert on Twitter killing productivity. BACK AWAY FROM THE TWITTER. Check during breaks.
Consider this our first check-in post. Post your NaNo link or username (the site is crazy-slow right now) so we can all hook up as writing buddies; talk about the book you’re writing (if you want); share your tips on being a NaNoWriMo champ;, tell us how many words you wrote today; or do whatever you think will help get you through the first week of NaNo. And have fun!
We’re off! Good luck, Team Insatiable Booksluts!