National What-Writing Month?

I learned recently that National Novel Writing Month is upon us. Every November, thousands sign up publicly for the challenge of writing a short novel, (or at least 50,000 words of a longer one) at The challenge is inspiring, and I was tempted to go for it myself, especially since I actually do have a unfinished draft lying around on the ol’ hard drive.

But last night, as I was just about to click Yes to the challenge, a dose of reality hit me… finish this novel is actually very low on my list of priorites… What I really want to do this month is to further my skills with C#, XML, and OOP on the techie side (which I’m finally starting to make some progess in), as well as studying Esperanto,  and of course,  continue my exploration of the "Wild Things of God". I also want to blog more and process some of the things I’ve experienced recently, and to translate my "spirituality" pages into Esperanto.

But the spirit of the NaNoWriMo challenge might still be able to help me though. I’m committing to writing a blog post every day in November.  It’s possible that not all of them will be on this site… if you’re interested in my techie side or in Esperanto, also check and the Esperanto Club of Hampton Roads. At any rate, expect a bit more activity on this site in November.

5 thoughts on “National What-Writing Month?

  1. 50,000 words is a lot. i always finish mine after 10 pages or so and call it a short story, but maybe i’ll start one this month.

  2. I have a long draft laying around that I’ve been thinking about finishing. Maybe this month will be the month…

    …or there’s always next November.

  3. I’ve risen to the challenge!

    Over the past few days I’ve written more than I have over the past 12 years, since I first came up with an idea for a series of fantasy novels 😀

  4. I’ve been thinking about participating for the last two years, because I have a story I feel I must write. Last year when you wrote this, I still felt unsure, but this year I’m going to try it! Signed up a week ago. To be honest I have a safety net that almost guarantees I’ll get to 50.000 or more. I’d hestitate if I had to do it without an advanced plot.

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