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NaNoWriMo Declaration

Filed under: Art,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,NaNoWriMo,News and Current Events,Things to Read — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is mid-afternoon or 4:58 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Okay, so I’ll do it.

Only four of my regular visitors cared enough to vote, and frankly, I suspect at least one of you of voting more than once, but all four votes were in favor, so I’ll do it. Of course, I don’t see how I can possibly write 50,000 words in November with my work schedule and a friend who’s freaking out about getting married and, for some reason, dying. I honestly have never connected those two events, but, I guess I’m funny like that.

Still, you can track my sad progress on the sidebar.
I think I’m going to write the worst modern fantasy/horror/gangster/high-tech thriller ever. On purpose, of course. I may post excerpts of the worst of it. I plan to use three fictional and comic countries as described in the JetLag travel books: Molvania, Phaic Tan, and San Sombrero. Of course, I’ll be adding secret, hidden information that these travel guides wouldn’t cover and that the average traveller wouldn’t want to know about. It’s not going to be “It was a dark and stormy night…” bad, but, I’m afraid, pretty close.

But, if it gets me writing more regularly, then, it’ll be worth it.
Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll still do my regular Friday Fun links. Though, I cannot guarantee how lame they may or may not be.


  1. Hey, you got me all interested in this thing too. I don’t have any words written yet, but it should only take a few hours to crank out those first 2000 or so. I actually have an idea of a plot, characters and maybe some mystery. It’ll be so stupid, but the point is to sit down and write. You can’t get good at it without at least practicing.

    See you at the finish line.

    Comment by Cheri — 11/1/2006 @ 7:52 pm

  2. I’m already lagging behind. I hope I can make it up on the weekend, but I’m not putting too much on it. Besides, it’s already gotten me writing more. I’ve written more in the first day that I have in the past month!

    If you signed up at NaNoWriMo.org, you can find my account under “ryumaou”, or follow the link off the sidebar by clicking on the NaNoWriMo graphic.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/2/2006 @ 8:59 am

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