Today, I have an acronym for you. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and I’m sure about 90% of my readers have heard of it. Anyways, NaNoWriMo (aka NaNo because NaNoWriMo is a long acronym, so we have an acronym for the acronym. Actually, I guess it’s not technically an acronym. I’m drifting from my topic, aren’t I?) is where thousands, possibly millions, of adults and kids from around the world go into a writing frenzy in November. You set your word count goal, unless you’ve registered as an adult, then you have 30 days to write as much as you can in that period of time. After you get your novel done (which is a rough draft–if it isn’t, you should care more about writing and less about editing), you can spend December editing your 30-day beauty. Adults have to write 50,000 words, but kids and teens can set the goal anywhere they please.
You may have watched me fail at NaNoWriMo last year. I can almost guarantee that will be the result next month, due to the fact I am about twice as busy as last year, and I’ve set the bar at 15,024 instead of a calm 10,000. Why the odd number? Because I feel like it. I have no ideas yet.
I shall leave you with some links and a random picture of “beef stew” from Wikipedia. Boy, I love how Zemanta picks out random pictures.
NaNoWriMo Main Site:
NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program: