NaNoWriMo Countdown Continues

Less than ten days to go!  Got that plot outline yet?  It’s okay, a lot of people still have no idea what they’re doing.  In fact, a goodly portion of erstwhile novelists will be launching themselves into November with absolutely no clue how they’re going to write 50k in one month, or what they’re going to write about.  But that’s all part of the fun! 

If you’re driving yourself mad pacing in circles trying to come up with ideas, it’s time to take a break (because you’re taking this far too seriously).  There’s still lots of time – more than a week!  Which is plenty of time to get a head start on that oh-so-important aspect of frantic novel writing – gathering essential supplies.  If you’ve never done this before, you can find literally hundreds of NaNoWriMo Survival Kit suggestions here.

 When all else fails (or if you’re simply bored at work), you can always visit one of the many procrastination stations. You might even learn something along the way – like all sorts of interesting ways to save money (with potentially hilarious consequences).  Or you could browse the plethora of tips gleaned from the cumulative wisdom of previous NaNoWriMo winners.

Oh – and don’t panic if you go to the NaNoWriMo site for your daily fix and get one of those annoying  “cannot display the webpage” errors.  ‘Round this time in October, the forums are flooded with new arrivals, and the site can be a little glitchy.  Sometimes it might even sulk for a few hours.  But have no fear, there are many talented web-goblins working furiously in the background to get it back up and running at peak efficiency.  In the meantime, hey, I’ve got an idea – you could WRITE SOMETHING.  You may not be able to count any October writing towards your 50k, but it doesn’t hurt to get those fingers and brain cells warmed up for the Month of Madness.

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1 Comment

  1. mimosaeffect said,

    October 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Ahhh – Typos! Argh! Sorry about that. Should all be fixed now. Must have been half asleep when I wrote this. Now that I’m on my third cup of coffee, the world is much clearer. Really must track down which button to push or setting to tweak to get the darned spell-check to work…
    …ahem. Found it. Pretty darn obvious, actually. (sigh)


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