NaNoWriMo 2008

Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time.

Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some
other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy
prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively
participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write
without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure
references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock
real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to
produce their work.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to
the roster and browse the forums. Writing begins November 1. To be
added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word
mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by
our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

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Who are joining this year? Keep us posted.

5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2008

  1. This is year 8 for me, having won the previous 7 years I’ve participated. Poll monitoring in Ohio yesterday and subsequent exhaustion have thrown my “standard schedule” off a little, but given another decent night’s sleep, I’ll be back on track to do 3k each week day, leaving my weekends free.

    I’m “moonpook,” user #503 on the Nanowrimo site. As of this post, I haven’t uploaded an excerpt yet, but I’ve got a rockin’ novel cover image. 🙂

  2. 2008 marks my third year in NaNoWriMo, with success nipping at my heels every year — completed 67k words in 2006 and 51k words last year. On pace for 50k words this year.

    Use my Moleskine for character studies and plot ideas throughout the year to aid my NaNoWriMo time crunch.

    Congrats to you NaNoWriMo long-timers – even in failure you found success by getting back on your feet and trying again the next year!

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