18 October 2010

NaNoWriMo

I’ve been reading back over some old posts recently, and I’ve come to this conclusion:
I have a remarkable talent for generating copious amounts of complete and utter nonsense at an alarming rate of production. This blog is closing out its fourth year now and I’ve come to the realisation that if this random collection of pointless observations, flagrant time wasting and whingey ranting is anything to go by then one of two things is true: Either I really need to get out more…

Or…

November is National Novel Writers’ Month (NaNoWriMo for short). I think the ‘national’ part actually refers to America, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I can’t join in and do it better. The challenge is to write a novel of 50000 words or more during November, which is a pretty big undertaking (it’s an average speed of 1667 words a day for 30 days), but as I said, I’m more or less the king of spamming out large amounts of otherwise meaningless prose in a short time.

The thing is that pumping out three and a half MS Word pages a day is going to put a sizable dent in the amount of time I have to do anything else for the month. I’m not sure it’s something I want to inflict on myself just for its own sake.

I’m looking at trying Nanowrimo for a cause. I haven’t yet decided what cause, but in keeping with my previous socio-political rants I’m looking for something in the global poverty/food crisis awareness line. I’d be looking for people to offer a donation if I can crack the 50K mark, or sponsor me per thousand words written.

Last week saw the presentation of the very first CTC online poll. It was a phenomenal success with a whopping 6 responses flooding in. That might not sound like much, but for a blog with 6 followers it’s an impressive 100% participation rate. I’ve replaced that poll with a new one to find out if this Nanowrimo thing is likely to be worth my time and effort. If you’re so inclined, cast your vote in the poll or drop me a comment and let me know if you’d be willing to get behind me on this.

Otherwise shove it.




Garry with 2 Rs
Post a Comment