Friday, November 7, 2008


Auburn is tackling Nanowrimo this month. It stands for the National Novel Writing Month. She will be writing a 50,000 word novel in one month. Auburn has been working on a novel for some time. She is also one of those people who can throw themselves into something with the fierce devotion that allows her to stay with it, only coming up for air now and again, until she is done. So this is right up her alley. If you talk to her, be sure to ask how many words she has so far. I'm so proud of her for tackling this. In order to support her, Austin and I are going to commit to doing a verbal form of this. We will be sharing 50,000 words verbally over the next month. So helpful, huh? That's just the kind of people we are.


jaci said...

Good for Auburn! I did it in 2006 and am doing it again this year. I have no idea how many words I've got so far, but I'm here to cheer for Auburn! You can make it!

Wendy Moira Angela Darling said...

Yay! I love NaNoWriMo. Here's my top 10 encouragements to success.

10. Join the online NaNoWriMo forums.

9. NO editing.

8. Attend any local write-ins if you can, they're usually listed in the forums.

7.NO editing.

6. Get ya' some nice writin' tunes - Be Good Tanyas are nice if you like folk music and depending on your genre.

5. NO editing.

4. Buy Chris Baty's book "No Plot, No Problem", follow his suggestions.

3. NO editing.

2. If anyone is mean to you, threaten to put them in your novel.

1. NO editing, serioulsy, NO editing, NONE! That'll be for December or your next road trip.

Barb said...

Way to go Auburn! Good luck! I've never even heard of NaNoWriMo - I'll have to read about it. As to the verbal support, let me guess: 10K Mom, 40K Austin?

little castle said...

ROTF Barb. Yes, that's about right. LOLOLOLOLOL