The Crazy Thing I’m Doing This Month

Yep. That’s write right. I’m going to write a novel in November. This crazy event is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and the goal is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days known as November. I’m a WriMo known as thebluestocking. It’s my first time, and I am definitely not a writer. But I’m going to try.

I debated whether to make this crazy fact public or not, but I think I could use some accountability. So, hold me accountable. And let me know if you’re NaNo-ing this month away too.

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  1. Ooh, sounds like an adventure! I always consider it, but never do it. I’m not sure I could stay that motivated all month long.

    • Jessica says:

      We shall see how it goes, particularly with Thanksgiving thrown in there. I have been a lurker on the site for about three years, but this year my friend convinced me to give it a try.

  2. Jenni Elyse says:

    Oh, wow! So cool! I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear about it. I’ve wanted to participate in one, but I haven’t been able to yet.

  3. Good for you! I hope you rock it!

  4. L says:

    I like crazy ideas/events such as these. I wish you well!

    my daughter is doing it, so I may. I’ve done it a couple years now and have enjoyed the camaraderie (some of your regional get-togethers might be fun).

    I go by — Violaine — it was a character name, I was bored w/ my own, blog not yet born, and yeah… (i’m out of Denver)

  5. Jenny says:

    Oh wow! Best of Luck. I hope you have fun above all else. ;)

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks, Jenny. It is fun so far. I am giving myself permission to just write. And to write crappily if necessary. :)

  6. Emily says:

    That IS crazy! Crazy and awesome! I’m not doing it, but I will definitely cheer you along. Break a leg! (Or should it be pencil?)

  7. Suey says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Do you have a big idea in mind? All outlined and ready to go? I think it sounds fun, but I am way too intimidated to try it. Maybe one of these years. November is lousy month for this though. Who’s idea was that anyway?

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks, Suey. I had a small idea. And I attempted to outline. But I am apparently more of a go-by-the-seat-of-my-pants writer than I thought.

      And I agree that November is a lousy month for it. I’d prefer January or February or March. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, so we’ll see how that affects things!

  8. care says:

    YAY!!! Do it! Hope it is going well! And no need to respond to mynnote here so that you can devote to the novel but know that I am cheering for you!!!!

  9. Care says:

    AND?! You haven’t done any posts here so that means you are churning out words THERE, right? at your NaNoWriMo?!?! SQUEEEEE – keep going.

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