Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I did NaNoWriMo once. It was a wonderful learning experience that I thought I'd never want to repeat. I'm amazed that it's becoming a temptation once again.

That being said, I'm not at a point where I can take the month off from revising in order to write a new set of 50K words. So I have decided to set my own NaNo type goals for this month.

Garlic - revise 2 chapters per day for a total of 60 this month with the hope that the other 2 will get done somewhere in there as a bonus.

Of Mice And Little Girls - write a new chapter per day. 30 new chapters which might only be about 4K words since the first 10 chapters are only 2K words. This is my new experimental poetry/prose project.

I'm already behind. I was behind until the last week of the month back in 2005, so I'm not ready to throw in the towel.

Maybe next year, I'll try writing 50K words in a month, only I'd like to make that goal be 50K good words in an editable novel.


  1. I am loving the experience of NaNo. I'm a seat of my pants kind of writer, and this NaNo novel has been simmering in my head for five months. So, I think it was ready to boil over. I'm revising a little as I go (I just added a new character back in chapter 2). And it's awesome. (But it's only the forth day and I'm still in the honeymoon stage with my main character). When I'm pulling my hair out on the 28th day, I'll come back and let you know.

  2. Never have done NaNo but I think it would have to be a la Heather idea that was already percolating.

    I raise a glass to you, Sarah, at the Revision Bar! In honor of revision rather than double vision it will be good ole water. And maybe some coffee.

  3. Using the inspiration of NaNo to get some stuff worked on is a good thing, regardless of whether or not you are working on something new. Glad you are making progress.