Sunday, October 16, 2011

15 Days Til National Novel Writing Month 2011

Yes, it's that time of year again! Time to dig deep, find a story and get prepared for a noveling frenzy. Stock up on the coffee and frozen pizza, say good-bye to loved ones, and plan out your write in's. Next make sure you have the 250$ you borrowed from your friend to go to the Night of Writing Dangerously. Plus the 10 dollars to donate and get your halo.

Some of you may not know what I'm talking about. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an event that takes place during the month of November.  Your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Impossible? No. Not at all. All you have to do is open a word document or crack open a notebook and start writing.

NaNoWriMo starts on November 1st 12:00:01 and ends on November 30th at 11:59:59. To sign up you go to The site is free, but donations are greatly appreciated as they help to bring back NaNoWriMo next year. The site has it's own word counter and it's very easy to add friends and keep in touch. Every week they have well known writers write pep talks to keep you up and running throughout NaNoWriMo.

What do you get out of it? The first rough draft of your novel. The pride of knowing that you did it. A shiny certificate. And if you won, you can treat yourself to a Winner's shirt.

This year I am writing a novel called Reality. It's about a girl who figures out that the world she is living in isn't actually real. And to get to the real world she jumps off a bridge and.. ummm... well kills herself. She wakes up in a world called Reality, the real world. She finds herself stuck in the middle of a civil war that started over the EARTH (Experimental Area with Reconstructing Technology Household) Project also known as the Utopia Project.

This project was originally created to hold people with fatal diseases in a slowed state and give them a chance to live out their lives. The user would be immersed in what seemed like a very real world to live out the rest of their lives. The inventor of this project, Max Gage, was to be executed by his own daughter who wanted the power of his machine for herself. Max escaped and started forming an army called the Reformation.

It's all very interesting, and I am just now starting to figure out most of it.

What are you doing for NaNoWriMo? Leave a comment and tell me what you think of reality.

Keep calm and DFTBA


Random fact of the day- to google is now in the dictionary ex. I used the internet to google frogs today.

Links to Other Posts About NaNoWriMo!/NANOWRIMO (Not Really NaNo But A Whole Lot Tougher)     (NaNo's People)        (Young Writer's Program, for 13 year olds and under, same as NaNo run by the same people)

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