Sunday, November 30, 2008


In a couple of minutes (in my time zone) National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) will draw to a close.

I did not formally participate, and, if I had, I would not have won ("winning" being defined in NaNoWriMo as succeeding at writing 50,000 words of a novel in the 30 days from November 1 to 30).

But I still had a very good month: I added 31,000 words to Watch, the novel I'm currently working on, during November, bringing the total to 76,000.

And NaNoWriMo did have a role to play, for my bathroom reading for the last little while has been the book No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, founder of National Novel Writing Month. It's a wonderful book about getting a lot of writing done in a short time, and I recommend it highly. (Available from the NaNoWriMo store or

And to those NaNoWriMo participants who did write 50,000 words in November -- congratulations!

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