kerri buckley and nanowrimo 2005

Pacific Northwest writer Kerri Buckley blogs about National Novel Writing Month in November, 2005.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Signing Up for NaNoWriMo

I signed up for NaNoWriMo two days ago. It makes it feel official. It does make a difference. I am beginning to feel the energy sort of descend of the story I'm writing. I've been doing research for several years on my subject, which, for the record, will remain a mystery on this blog. Talking about it removes some of the magic for me, and the writing process of anything is always magic for me. I still have more research to do, though, and probably will for some time to come. I've tried to strike a balance between doing an outline, and not getting too caught up in strict planning. I'm feeling a bit nervous, too, that I'm not going to be ready with everything I need when midnight on November 1 rolls around. Signing up is easy, though. Just visit this link You'll enter some personal information about yourself, where you live, the name of your novel, the years, if any, that you've participated in NaNoWriMo, and choose a password. There is a forum on the site that I've so far just browsed. There are gatherings across the world. In my case, it would be the Portland area. Since I'm a girl who likes to write with Chopin in the background, I've never experienced getting together with a group of people and just writing like crazy, but I'm going to try it at least once. Ten more days until it begins.


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