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I posted this to my personal blog at as well, but since this is my writing blog, I also wanted to share it here.

I've been flapping my lips about signing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for over a year now. If you've read my blog any, you know my philosophy about time, but to keep you from digging around it's "time isn't something you have, it's something you make". I often also quote the great modern philospher Nike and say "Just Do It".

We'll, despite a very, very busy month ahead of me, I've done it. I've joined NaNoWriMo and I'm totally psyched, and scared completely shitless. As the project suggests, I take great comfort knowing thousands of writers are in the same boat as me. People I chat with often and even people I look up to are putting themselves through this. I've also seen some of the locals here in HuntsVegas signing up! It's a great feeling that I'm not doing this alone, yet...

Writing isn't a group project. When the launch and progress parties are over, your left with the blank page and your thoughts. But I'm truly stoked about doing this. I'm not entirely sure what I'll even write about, but I will decide by tomorrow night. My biggest fear is that I usually write short stories or technical writing. The logest thing I've written in once piece was about 3000 words. I can write about 1500 words an hour, so that gives me hope. That's just over 30 hours of writing. And I don't mean typing 1500 words in an hour, I mean from blank page to creative 1500 words in 1 hour. Technically, I type 90-110 WPM, so I should be able to do at least 5400 word and hour. But there is no way I can do that ;)

I digress. I'll be blogging my progress in the NanoWrimo category, which will later have it's name changed to my novel title. I'm even hoping it's good enough to publish. We'll see. Good luck to everyone who's doing it this year and please, wish me will!

Chrispian H. Burks
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The following comments are for "National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)"
by Chrispian

good luck
Good luck Chrispian, you are a braver soul than I! =D

( Posted by: Darkshine Raven [Member] On: October 31, 2003 )

re nanomo
Good luck to you as well. 20,000+!!, you rock! I'm just shy of 10k. I'm hoping tonight will push me to 12k.

This has been quite a learning experience for me and not in the technical since. I highly recommend this to any aspiring writer. You'll know yourself and your writing so much better having done it.

( Posted by: Chrispian [Admin] On: November 6, 2003 )

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