Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Ribbon And An update


  1. I can't speak for your teachers, but if you told them that you were planning on participating in NaNo this year, you might be able to swing a little sympathy, and who knows -- perhaps even a little extra credit. I wish NaNo had been around when I was in school: my teachers would have eaten it up.

    I've found that it's possible to do NaNoWriMo in as little as an hour or two a day, IF I know what I'm going to write about. And since I have a full-time job, kids, and all of their activities to schedule around, which is why I go through all the mess of pre-planning. I want to hit November running.

    Plus: another excuse to type!

  2. I think I counted a total of 15 days out of 30 that I spent writing for Nano. I started out pretty good writing for about 30-45 minutes in the morning before work and occasionally for an hour or so after the kids went down for bed.

    But then I procrastinated, life interrupted and I got lazy. Two of the weekends, I spent over 8 hours writing, in order to catch back up.

    So, I put in my time, and finished my 50,000 before some others that were more dedicated daily...meaning, if you can punch that out too, you can easily get by with writing every other day or the first or last half of the month.

    For me, I didn't plan anything. I just wrote with a story in mind. I'd say you need to participate at least once, as its an interesting feeling and really pushes you to write.

    And in the end, I don't think the story you end up with matters as much as the process...