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NaNoWriMo

Posted by MDViews on November 5, 2013

NaNoWriMo?!? What is that?

It’s National Novel Writing Month, or, er, something to that effect. Maybe the “No” stands for November, I’m not sure. If you go to NaNoWriMo.org, you can find it.

The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. Hundreds of thousands have signed up from  all over the world.

Maybe it’s like blogging, “Never have some many, written so much, said so little and read by so few.”

For those of you who may be interested, 50,000 words is a little short for a novel and more like a novella, or a short novel, or a loooooonnnggg short story. Normally, a novel is considered to be over 60,000 words minimum. Some get into the 150,000 word range.

I’m trying it this year and am up to about 8,000 words so far. Novel writing is fun. I find I lose myself in my characters heads and what happens to them sometimes seems to jump off the keyboard on the page. Soon, I can see where they’re headed, generally a total disaster, then they have to find a way out without a Deux ex machina (look it up).

I write from a Christian perspective, although the novel is not “Christian” per se. I do avoid graphic…everything, or try to.

If any of you are reading this and involved with NaNoWriMo this year, you can be my writing buddy, matt8152, if you’re interested.

Matt Anderson

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