Need An Excuse To Write? – Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month)

One week until Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) begins.

I confess that I am writing about Nanowrimo mainly to steel myself to actually do it.

National Novel Writing Month, in case you haven’t heard, is a month in which you try to write a novel (or 50,000 words) in the month of November.  You and a zillion other people.

Yes, it’s arbitrary.

Why not write a novel during the month of August?  Or from mid-January to mid-February?  (Better yet from mid-January to mid-December?)

And why make the effort to write so public?   With so much hoopla?

Many of the good (and silly) reasons to try Nanowrimo can undoubtedly be found, somewhere, on the very comprehensive website–www.nanowrimo.org.

One of my favorites is the excuse Nanowrimo provides–the justification (good for at least a month) to put your writing first.  Here is how it works:

“Clean the fridge?   Yes, I did notice that green sphere (too furry for cabbage), but I’ve got to get to work on my Nanowrimo.”

“You say we need new sheets, towels, glasses, winter coat, blender and they’re all on sale this Veterans’ Day?   (But I’m only on Chapter 3!)”

“You expected Turkey?”

PS – sorry that the video is not exactly up to snuff!  I really don’t have the hang of it yet, still don’t have camera, and don’t have a clue about editing commands, or uploading, and it takes forever.  Agh.

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