Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaNoWriMo Kicks Off! (Without me. Sort of)

And off they go! I'm imagining a scene kind of like the Comrades Marathon, but with laptops and thousands of fingers typing...


I'm not participating - not properly anyway. Too many school things happen in November. The school year finishes in early December so there's lots to get done this month (including marking of exams, collecting of textbooks, tidying of classrooms, end-of-year meetings, planning for next year...).
BUT I have decided to participate in my own small made-up way so that I have a daily goal just like the rest of you (and I can hopefully get far more words on a page than I otherwise would have!)

500 words a day!

I know, I know. It seems kind of piddly compared to the 1667 all the real NaNoWriMo-ers will be aiming for every day. But it's better than zero :-)


8 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with your goal! :)

JEFritz said...

Even without NaNo, November is a busy month. 500 words a day sounds great to me :)

Julie Hedlund said...

Good for you! Slow and steady, as they say...

I'm doing PiBoIdMo, but I always feel a little envious of all those NaNo folks and the common goal they share. Perhaps one day... but not now.

Sarah Pearson said...

It's not piddly at all. If you write 500 words a day for a year, that's 2.5 books :-)

Cally Jackson said...

That's an awesome goal. Good on you for setting one. I've got my fingers crossed that you achieve it. :-)

Carol Riggs said...

Absolutely!!! It doesn't have to be thousands of words in order to be productive. Yay for your goals. :)

Jessica Therrien said...

I'm with you. I wish I could just write all day, but I'm a busy bee. Still, I'm trying to write as much as I can every day. NaNoWrMo definitely inspired me to step it up a notch though.

Madeleine said...

I'm unoffically nano-ing. I agree with you that life stresses make it rather impossible to achieve the 1500 a day word limit for a whole month and so I have decided to challenge myself to attempt it without the pressures of officially signing up. Good luck with your writing schedule.