I know Lita Sorensen and Robert Robert Sloan are going to do it this year and I'm going to do it. I thought it would be cool to start a thread for those of us who plan to take the plunge to share our progress and ideas
Here is the link:
It's free to sign up. You basically commit to write a 50,000 word rough draft novel in 30 days in November. Some of the novels written have been pulbished by real publishers (not vanity presses or self-publishing).
You can start groups there, and Hub Pages already has three people doing it, so we could start a Hub Pages group and come back and hawk our novels here.
What do you say?
Who's up for it?
I have a rough outline, part of a first Chapter, and good instructions on how to proceed from Shadesbreath. Who else is on?
wow! sounds fantastic... I am not sure how busy I will be in November, but I am definitely up for a challenge! I think I am in!
To write a 50000 words nonsense....I don't know.
Maybe if I have time. I can't see what's in it. Can you tell me ??
I've tried a few times and never gotten very far. Maybe I'll try a non-fiction novel...
I'm good and fast writing nonsense. The thing is : is it worth the trouble ? Only if one wins, I think
It would also mean...for me at least...that it would mean not writing for money for an entire month, just for a challenge.
It's just been on my list of things to accomplish within my lifetime.
Nanowrimo will make it easier, I think...because it'll force you to write 4 pages a day and not be too critical. You know you'll have a novel (or at worst a good start) at the end of a month and a lot of editing to do. No merit critique, which for me (and my inner critic!) can be the biggest hurdle.
4 pages! It's just a longish hub, guys! It can be done.
Cool, we should keep this thread up and egg each other on.
Tantrum--It's worth it if you get a rough draft manuscript out of it, because then you can 1) say you've written a novel and not be lying, 2) Clean it up and send it out for publication (which can theoretically lead to $$$ though not usually), or 3) Self-publish it at Lulu or somewhere like that at hawk it yourself at Amazon and here at HP.
If you never wanted to write a novel, it's definitely not worth it though.
I have been trying to write one for years, and it's on my Bucket List, so I'm excited.
I put up a little hub about it, maybe my fans will read and we can get some more people interested. I know LeslieLSanders participates. I think this is a real opportunity to make a serious advance towards being published if you are actually interested in a novel writing career. 50,000 words is not all that hard when you think about it. Just messing around on ideas I can put out 5,000 words in a few hours. Besides it doesn't have to be perfect, just a rough draft.
I think for most people it's really a question of how serious you are about writing. Are you really interested in honing your craft and getting a book out there? Then this would be an excellent vehicle to work towards that.
I agree. That's how I'm using it--as a self-motivator to get at least a rough draft on my desktop. Once you have that, you're good to go. Then it's all tweaking and obsessing and finding a publisher.
I wish it was as easy as that! I could easily write 50,000 words on 20 different topics. What I find impossible is sustaining one story for that length.
I'm doing it! It's for a class this semester, though, so we started a little early to fit our schedule. I'm 12,000 words in. It's a crazy, ridiculous idea that I think is genius!
I can't tell ya how many times I've started something and obsessed over it to the point that it never gets finished. With NaNoWriMo, you have to just keep pushing through to keep your word count up.
So cool to know fellow hubbers are doing it, too!!!
Here's to all you wild and wonderful novelists!
12,000 words is awesome. You're a quarter of the way there! And it isn't even October never mind November!
when the time comes, we should all remember to post our names so we can find each other and add each other as buddies - that way we can hold each other accountable...
I'm going to try it to I think. I also just wrote a hub about it (my first hub!) My big question - do we have to wait to Nov 1st to start or can we start now? And I just don't know what to write about...so many ideas!
Last year was my first time to do it and I did complete it. I'm going to do it again this year. I've just about finished my final draft of the novel I started last year and I'm hoping to have it completely finished before November.
You can work on your ideas during October. But you can't actually start the novel until November 1st.
That seems interesting, I might attempt.
Although, thinking of it that is a lot of hubs I could produce in the same time.
Okay, I'm taking the plunge again this year. My user page is http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/31435
I have no clue what I will be writing about.
Good luck to all of you! I'll be the cheerleader on the sidelines!
and I'm procrastinating again in the forums. I am a bad monkey.
Yeah good luck guys. I wish I could do it but I would fail without a doubt.
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