November – NaNoWriMo

So fellow bloggers, November is National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo). Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you probably are very familiar with this annual, Internet-based creative writing project. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Writers wishing to participate must first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting.
So I’ve decided that this year I will try my hand at the challenge. This will be my first and probably only year to do this challenge. Because you guys know me by now and understand that anytime I’m faced with deadlines, rules and regulations, my mind closes up like a mouse’s butt after getting into the pickle jar. I begin to slowly drift off into the wonderful world of distractions and shiny babbles.
But I figured, “What the hell could it hurt?” It will only cost me a little self-esteem and some confidence. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t lived all my life without them anyway. Who knows, maybe I can get it ticked off my bucket list. So wish me luck and here goes…

Anyone who might be interested in giving it a go can sign up at

20 thoughts on “November – NaNoWriMo

  1. Good for you, Jerry! It’s really not so bad…and actually fun. Throw out the rules and just write. You’ll surprise yourself.

    I haven’t missed a Nano or CampNaNo since 2014 but didn’t think I had it in me this year to participate…but my late husband was my biggest cheerleader and his voice in definitely in my head telling me to get to work! 😀

    So I’ll cheer for you and you cheer for me! Happy writing!

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