Monday, November 1, 2010
Taking the Plunge
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo proper, for the first time this year and I'm a little nervous. Last year, a modified version called NaNoReviseMo was the order of the day but this time, I'm going all out in order to try for 50,000 shiny new words instead of revising an existing manuscript.
The company is good at NaNoWriMo this year with many of my chapter mates from Chicago North, FFnP, Celtic Hearts and the lalala's also participating. There are bootcamps offered through Savvy Authors, Romance Divas and other places devoted to NaNoWriMo, including agent Nathan Bransford's entire blog from last week. Nathan might re-think his propensity for being helpful to budding authors when queries for all those first drafts land in his inbox in early December ;-). I suspect that agents all gird their loins or sharpen their teeth or whatever it is they do to deal with the slush piles when NaNoWriMo is over. After all, it's a good thing to encourage the masses to write, right?
Finally, the insanely talented and horribly funny Chuck Wendig offers up some advice, encouragement and a list of do's and don'ts in order to achieve success in getting those 50,000 words onto pages. Chuck also made me want a NovelBot but mine needs to do laundry as well.