No, not nanunanu (silly Mork and Mindy fans!). NaNoWriMo.
November is “[Na]tional [No]vel [Wri]ting [Mo]nth.” It’s a yearly event begun in 1999 by, of all people, the NaNoWriMo people!
I’m serious! There is such a yearly event. The website can be found here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/
For years, I’ve wanted to write a novel based on the patakís of the Lucumí faith. To be honest, I’ve wanted to write several novels based on the patakís of the Lucumí faith; however, I’ve never felt that I had the talent for such a thing. Well, since contracting for a book of short stories based on the original Lucumí patakís, I’ve decided that I do have talent as a storyteller, and I want to be a novelist. After all, it’s the next evolutionary step in my writing career!
So, in November, I’m taking the NaNoWriMo challenge. One way or another, I will write the first 50,000 words of my first novel, and I will accomplish it in 30 days. That’s only 1,666 words per day. I can do it, right?
Also, for motivation, I’ve opened a subsection of http://www.lit.org for the NaNoWriMo challenge, and hopefully, other lit writers will join me in writing their first, fledgling novels.
So . . . if anyone wants to try their hand at writing their first novels, and if anyone wants the support of a dedicated group of writers, join us for the NaNoWriMo challenge and share your work on the pages of litdotorg.
It will be FUN!