Thursday, March 01, 2007

I suppose he'll be back tomorrow evening. Better put the pasta away.

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fusilli mouse 3fusilli mouse 4

I feel very tempted to say one mousetrap is still going after 55 years but this one only lasted 11 minutes. Too corny, so I won't.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

On your marks, get set.....

nanowrimoThis blog has been set up to showcase (ahem!!) the frantic writing I’ll be doing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This is what it’s all about:

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. 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.

I’m not sure why I’m doing this but I find the concept appealling, it will give some sorely-needed discipline to my life, and it gives me the chance to use my pen name, a name suggested by Caroline.

Let’s hope I stay the course….