NaNoWriMo

Try saying that five-times fast.  I’m still mostly doing it because it is fun to say.

I do have some minor philosophical quabbles over National Novel Writing Month.  Authors are encouraged to measure their progress in volume rather than quality.  I’ve spent enough time in bookstores, libraries, and the like to know that humanity is generating plenty of novels, but not all of them good.

For NaNoWriMo, each person is supposed to write 1,667 words per day.  Enough to finish a 50,000 word novel in the course of a single month.  This is a blazing fast pace, but less than half of the self-reported daily word-count of professional author Stephen King.  Still, I’d rather see 300 good words than 10,000 bad ones.

I’m aiming for a slower pace of about 600 words each day.  I’ll report my progress here.

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