Friday, October 22, 2004

Blogger Knowledge: Blogging Your Novel Part One

Blogger Knowledge: Blogging Your Novel Part One

Introducing NaNoBlogMo

November 1, 2004 is the first day of the rest of your life. It's also the official kickoff of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month—a "seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing" designed to extract a novel from your head within thirty days. If you've got the fever to unlock that story trapped within you there's only one cure—more cowbell! Okay, there's another cure: sit your duff down and rock that thing out. Get it out of your head and share it with the world.

Some say the hardest part about writing your novel is just getting started, others say sticking with it is what breaks them. In any case, to help you achieve your goal, we've come up with our own brand of inspiration: NaNoBlogMo. National Novel Writing Blogging Month is our spin on Baty and friends' ingenious program. To reach 50,000 words, you'll need to write every day—Blogger was born for this gig. Add to that the fact that blogging already has a successful track record in the book world and the big picture begins to emerge.

Blogging Your Way To Success

Writing a novel in thirty days sounds daunting, I know. However, since its inception in 1999 there have been 6,335 NaNoWriMo participants who have completed the challenge. They are all winners. Some even take it to the next level. Jon F. Merz for example, participated in 2001 and his book, The Destructor was published by Pinnacle Books in March 2003. Lani Diane Rich's NaNo manuscript, Time Off for Good Behavior is coming out this month from Time Warner Books. They went for it and so can you.


Blogger Hyrulian Avenger said...

Hey dude, I'm in. I put a link to you on my blog. You rock!

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