Okay people, let’s do this thing.
Are you signing up for… this?
Well, whether you’re participating in NaNoWriMo or not, I’m going to run one of my little ‘Writing Things’ over here. You can do the regular NaNo alongside it, that’s fine, but this is also something separate for those who feel that 50,000 words is a little too much to ask. We’ll be aiming for a lower goal, but of course you can write as much as you want! 😉 This Kaz-sponsored ‘event’ can act as a weekly check-in venue for anyone cranking out the words this November, whether you’re going for the full 50K or not – whether you’ve signed up officially or not.
My version, of course, is called KazNoWriMo – or KazNo for short.
Twitter hashtag: #kazno (which makes me smile, for some reason).
The goal: 30,000 words during the month of November.
Starts: Tuesday, 1st November
Ends: Wednesday, 30th November
At 1,000 words per day that’s pretty manageable even for those with day jobs, kids or other family to take care of, college work, etc. It works out to roughly 4 manuscript pages per day for the month. Even if you miss a day or two you should be able to catch up, maybe on a weekend.
Here’s a little ‘button’ for it so you’ll know that when you see it appear on my blog, that means I’m talking about the whole Write Til-You-Drop-In-November thing:
And here are some writing progress meters that you might like to use on your own blog (please don’t post these in my comments on check-in days):
I’ll run check-in posts every Monday (first one will be Monday, 7th Nov). Please keep your KazNoWriMo comments to just those posts, so that it doesn’t take over the whole blog – thank you! 🙂
There will be a final check-in on December 1st.
You can write something from scratch, or continue with a project-in-progress.
You can work on multiple projects.
If you want to use KazNo for revisions, it would really need to be a significant rewrite – like, you’d need to be aiming to produce at least 30,000 new words.
I’ll try to write a few *cough* vaguely inspirational posts along the way. Even if it’s just inspirational quotes…
There will be PRIZES at the end. I don’t know how many or whatever, but I’ll think of something by 1st December!
Sign up here in comments – tell us what you’ll be working on and whether you have also signed up for the ‘real’ NaNo.