NaNoWriMo...Say What?



NaNoWriMo is the acronym for one of the most insane things I do annually. (Simply because I don’t indulge in many insane things.) Translated, it means:


Oh yes. You can write a novel in a month. I read an interview not long ago and the author mentioned Karen Kingsbury had once written a novel in a weekend. I wonder what her keyboard looked like afterwards.

If you want to be technical, though, succeeding at this event does not produce a novel. The challenge is to write 50,000 words, and as I covered in my post Novella, Short Story, and What’s Flash Fiction? 50,000 words doesn’t qualify as a novel (unless the genre allows, such as with sci-fi).

But all that is beside the point. The goal this November is to join in literary abandon with tens of thousands of writers from around the world. For me, this means joining my family on our special thread in the Forums on the NaNoWriMo website and keeping track of everyone’s progress (aka procrastinating on writing my next scene).

So there you have it. If I seem a bit preoccupied when I bump into you on Facebook or face-to-face, you have my disclaimer.

It’s going to be a blast, and I’ll post my word count on an irregular basis.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo?


For Him,

Sarah Elisabeth