Day 28– The Ultramarathon of Writing

National Novel Writing Month-November

This endurance event of the writing world goes down every November. According to the website it is thirty days and thirty nights of literary abandon.

The Event-Participants begin on November 1st and try to write a 50, 000 word novel before  11:59:59 on November 30th.

The event is more about quantity then quality.  The website  brings out, ” By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.”

In 2010 there were over 200,000 participants, and we can count on a strong showing this year. Because of this grand number you take comfort in knowing there are others, writing day in and day out to complete their novel.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to write your first novel, November is the time. It will take endurance, fueling, sweat and tears, but the results–A Novel.

Or at least the first draft.

The event is free. You can join now at National Novel Writing Month

Why not start training now by joining my writing streak club?

I’m joined and plan on giving it a shot. So you will be hearing updates from me on this subject.

What do you think about National Novel Writing Month? Do you plan on giving it a try?



Filed under NaNoWriMo, running, running and writing, writing

2 responses to “Day 28– The Ultramarathon of Writing

  1. I do plan on giving it a shot, but I’m not entirely sold on the idea. The idea of quanity vs. quality makes me uncomfortable, even knowing that the post-November days will be nothing but revision. Also, November has to be one of the busiest months for me.

    • I’m also leery about the quantity over quality, but it is with good reason. I feel there’s nothing really to lose, but maybe something to gain. At least the adventure aspect.

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