26 Oct


I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month, where I’m contracted with myself to write 50k+ words between Nov’s 1 and 30, copy editing not advised till December.

(Hey, it’s December, kids, and you know what that means–that’s right, December is National Copy Editing Month. Kiss a copy editor you know, but make sure your spouse isn’t watching! Better yet, get to editing your own work. Especially if you wrote a mountain high enough in November.)

2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. There’s a story that goes something like — a man called our publishing house and asked how long a novel was. We said it varied, but most today were around 40,000 words. “Oh good”, he said. “I’m done.”

  2. I don’t expect to have a complete novel–writing for me guarantees padding of sumo proportions (although that’s a lousy metaphor, since that extra weight on a sumo wrestler traditionally is intentional like the length of an old fashioned English novel and, I suppose, necessary–except for the occasionally skinny sumo who shows up and whips a bunch of the large boys).

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