Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JulNoWriMo 2010

For the first time ever, I will be trying to creatively write a complete something. The something in this case will be a novel.

OMG, NFW!

A crass statement, but to the abbreviated point.

For those of you who have never heard of JulNoWriMo, and don't know what it is, you would presumably, then, also not know NaNoWriMo (perhaps also referred to by some as NoNoWriMo), or what ANY ??NoWriMo would be. These are months that are "set aside" for people to write novels. So starting tomorrow (first day of July), the 31 days of the month are to be used for writing a 50,000 word novel. Hence: July Novel Writing Month 2010.

To write 50,000 words in a month means writing about 1600 words a day. This translates into (roughly) about six pages a day. A commitment I have always WANTED to be able to make to writing, but never have. Hell, I don't think I've committed to ANY personal goal for that long!

If you are interested in trying this out, go to julnowrimo.com and register a username in the forum section. Then, starting as soon as midnight tonight, write your ass off and post your daily wordcount in your profile. See? Easy! You can write about ANYTHING you want. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever.

I plan to write a science fiction story. One I've been thinking about for a long time. I only know some basic things about it. The title: ACME (the reason for the image above). A few plot-points. A main character who isn't alive (or "real"). A protagonist who is a major SOB, but who doesn't really want to be an SOB... anymore. A kick-ass ass-kicker! And, of course, the MacGuffin around which everything revolves.

What I do NOT know is where the story goes, how it ends, or whether I will be able to follow-through with this task. It is a scary commitment for me. I think because if I finish it, I might not like it. Then all those years thinking about it as something that could be good will feel wasted. My false belief(s) will be exposed.

I may post excerpts from it throughout the month if anyone is interested. Not many people I know are into science fiction... but I will try to make it an interesting read. By that I mean, something that I would have wanted to read.

Ok, that's it for now... don't want to waste all my creative juices on this virtually pointless blog.

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