Writing 50,000 words a month about ourselves is one thing. Writing a fiction novel is very but not entirely different.
November 2001 brings the third annual National Novel Writing Month "think quantity, not quality," a kick in the pants for the aspiring (or lazy-and-daydreaming) writer. And a number of online journalers (web diarists, bloggers, escribitionists, personal storytellers, et cetera) hope to feel the pain.
To "win," they must produce an average of 1,666 words of fiction a day. So, if you don't hear much from these brave souls during NaNoWriMo, don't panic.
Prove It: Introducing Journalers NaNoWriMo INO50000 Certification™ (with apologies to the ISO) for those who absolutely, positively, must prove to someone that they wrote 50,000 words in 30 days! Chris Baty has announced that this year, because of the wonderfully overwhelming response, there will be no official verification of word counts. We know, however, than an independent confirmation of your completion of this remarkable undertaking can be valuable. So we're offering online journalers special validation of their insanity. Find out more!
Ready or Not... the journalers taking the literary plunge:
Mon., Nov. 5:
Sat., Nov. 10:
Thur., Nov. 15:
Tue., Nov. 20:
Sun., Nov. 25:
Fri., Nov. 30:
- Adrith L. Bicchieri (Dover, New Hampshire)
- Aisling (Fort Worth, Texas)
- Amy Fortuna
- Becky (Waltham, Massachusetts)
- Beth (Illinois)
- Catherine Rain (Newark, Delaware)
- Brooke Delancy (Orange, California)
- Bryon Buck (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
- Christina Brooks (Huntington Beach, California)
- Cindy (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- Ciscley (Louisville, Kentucky)
- Choire Sicha (New York)
- Christopher A. Kess (Baltimore, Maryland)
- Craig Loewen (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
- Debora Wu (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Donna (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Dreama Lynn (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- Edmond Y. Chang (San Francisco, California)
- Elegy (Virginia)
- Elizabeth Gaughan (Sterling Heights, Michigan)
- Emily Weise (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- Eric Griffith (Hudson, Massachusetts)
- Gina Forsyth-Dodd (British Columbia, Canada)
- Heather (Las Vegas, Nevada)
- Hez (San Luis Obispo, California)
- Hikaru Shidou (Pennsylvania)
- Hwei Lim (London, United Kingdom)
- Isabelle Bourguignon (Belgium)
- Jade Leth (Brisbane, Australia)
- Jason Butler (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
- Jody Burchstead LaFerriere (Leominster, Massachusetts)
- Joseph Daniels (Revelstoke, Canada)
- Javina Kiume (Vancouver, Canada)
- Jen "Echo" Meriwether (Ohio)
- Jennifer Ann Crawford (Dixon, California)
- Jennifer Rutherford (Davis, California)
- Jerry Davis (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas)
- Jess Adams (Boston, Massachusetts)
- Jolene Baldwin (Folsom, California)
- Joshua C. Burnett (New York City, New York)
- Julia Greene (Seattle, Washington)
- Julie Winningham (Michigan)
- Julie R. (Seattle, Washington)
- Kara Leah (Dallas, Texas)
- Katherine Rodgers (Perth, Australia)
- Kathy Patricia Handley (Queens, New York)
- Kelli Driver (Streamwood, Illinois)
- Krista Walker (Santa Cruz, California)
- Lael Johnson (Santa Monica, California)
- Leah Makuch (Sunderland, Massachusetts)
- Leslie Warren (Ponte Vedra, Florida)
- Lidian Baker (Knoxville, Tennessee)
- Linda Martin (Happy Camp, California)
- Lisa M. Rabey (Virginia)
- Lisa Nichols (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
- Lunesse (San Francisco, California)
- Lynlee (Franklin, Pennsylvania)
- Lyn Straine (Germantown, Tennessee)
- Mary Blalock (Portland, Oregon)
- Mark McElroy (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Mary Ann Brunson (Seattle, Washington)
- Meghan Kelly (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
- Melanie Miller Fletcher (Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas)
- Melanie Fletcher (Texas)
- Melissa Haney (Bowling Green, Ohio)
- Melissa Riley (Londonderry, New Hampshire)
- Melissa Sawyer (Redneck Hell, Florida)
- Michael (Oakland, California)
- Michael Jasper (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
- Morgan "TiggerTay" Forrest (Madison, Wisconsin)
- Nina (Bellingham, Washington)
- Owen W. Swain (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
- Peg Duthie (Nashville, Tennessee)
- Rebecca L. Farmer (Washington, D.C.)
- Rebecca Jordan (Blue Mountains, Australia)
- Richard S. Crawford (Dixon, California)
- Ron Oforiel (Oxford, United Kingdom)
- Samantha Ling (Davis, California)
- Sarah (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
- Sarah Arhuaine (Manchester, United Kingdom)
- Sara C. Schein (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
- Sarah Braun (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
- Shari Vogt (Madison, Wisconsin)
- Skye (El Dorado, Kansas)
- Stephanie Smith
- Stub (Pennsylvania)
- Suzy Smith (Colonial Beach, Virginia)
- Theresa "Wyethia" Ward (Roseville, California)
- Tim (California)
- Travis English (Sacramento, California)
- Tricia Homis (California)
- Vishal Bharadwaj (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The Ring... ring o' ring 'round the writing rabble:
It's easy! Submit your site, add the code to your page, and e-mail us so we can plug you in. Just like that, you'll be able to tour a chain of member sites, and witness a wide range of creation and panic.
Just be sure the above link code (the graphic, obviously, is optional) appears on the same page you register... when folks tour around the ring, they need to be able to (eventually) jump back on the line to get to the next stop!
The List... to encourage, commiserate, and complain:
Manage & Read: http://www.topica.com/lists/nanowrimo
Li'l Logos... to tell your readers where you went:
Please link the above graphics to: http://www.lightfantastic.org/nanowrimo
Check In... proclaim that you're insane:
If you're a journaler or blogger taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge, e-mail us your name, location, and URL to be added to this page. (You can join, or not join, the mailing list on your own.)
Destinations... other places to go:
- NaNoWriMo The official site, of course! News of gatherings, word counts, and lots of other smiling goodness.
- NaNoWriMo 3 Yahoo! Club A high-traffic message board, photos, links, etc. Open to invited "team members" only.
- What a Novel Idea Jade Leth's proper journal 'burb, launched Oct. 22. Great minds think alike?
- NaNoWriMo Experts Matt Heffernan's list of subject area experts willing to assist NaNos with their novels.
- NaNoWriMo: The Ring NaNos with any kid of web presence, writing-related or not.
- LiveJournal WriMoShare Community Writers using LiveJournal to publish their novels or excerpts, and to interact with each other.
- NaNoWriMo Support Group Another LiveJournal community.
- NaNoWriMo's LiveJournal Yet another LiveJournal community devoted to NaNoWriMo.
- OpenDiary NaNoWriMo A list for Open Diary members to exchange ideas, whine, cheer, cry, and inspire each other.
- Xanga BlogRing NaNoWriMo web ring for webloggers in the Xanga weblog community.
- Regional NaNoWriMos
- InterNational NoWriMos
- Extra NaNoWriMos