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Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNoWriMo Anyone?

How did it get to be November when I wasn't paying attention. Yes, I know, I've been distracted. But in a good way. Revisions, Scrivener, lots of October birthdays, fall weather, fall Florida weather, a long drive.
And suddenly it's NaNoWriMo.

For those of you who don't know what-the-heck I'm talking about- National Novel Writing Month. Here's the official site:

Last year, during November, just for fun, I followed a few blogs and actually wrote every single day, pretending I was part of the NaNoWriMo gang. I actually came up with something I may pursue in a future novel. If nothing else, I like my character. Her name is Azalea, a name I adore. Her grandmother was kind of inspired by someone in my childhood whose name was Narcissa and someone in my adulthood named Juliette.
So last year's NaNoWriMo writing produced something for me to think about. Is it worth giving it a spin? Are you trying it this year?

Or if you're a budding poet, try this November challenge: A Poem a Day!
I'm kind of liking my friend Sue's inspiration for writing every day. Yeah, this is more like it:
One Page A Day!!! And it even looks like a page.

Many writing opportunities for us in November. What do you think?

Related post: NaNoWriMo 2009


Anonymous said...

Azalea...I would most definitely want to read a book with a character named Azalea!

Growing up, there was a flower worth remembering from my childhood...and HER name was Magnolia.

Looking forward to your blogs during this page a day month.

Eileen in Georgia

Lee Stokes Hilton said...

I'm impressed -- writing every day -- good luck with that! And I like the name Azalea. Conjures up lots of southern images, even though most of my experience with them has been in NJ.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Eileen, I always love those Southern names!

Lee, this wisp of a story idea is the one I mentioned to you that I randomly set in "Shallowater, Texas," a place that came to me for no apparent reason. We talked about your granddaddy stories, the oil baron!
I think a spring writing sojourn to Texas may be required...