01 November 2010

There are no T-shirts, yet

Today marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo], annual frenzy to finish a 50,000 word novel* in 30 days**, and writers everywhere will perhaps look a little bit tired in response. Launched in 1999, it has produced several books that hurdled to mainstream publication, most famously Sara Gruen's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.

After a term of disproportionate vacillation over the subject I am reluctantly out this year, for reasons that will only bore you. However, for the slightly less ambitious I recommend National Blog Posting Month [NaBloPoMo], for posting a blog entry every day, which really anyone can tackle. Or we can start National Read More Month and sink into the cozy sloth this weather demands. NaReMoMo? Yes/no?

* so what if it's more like a novella. I mean, that is still a farking lot of words.
** 1,667 words per day. You're welcome.

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