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NaNoWriMo...is in the air! Don't worry it's not the latest Flu!

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Not that I do not have enough to do I have signed up for NaNoWriMo this year!  No, it is not the latest Pokemon character or a fancy name for the Flu.  NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  And that month happens to be November.  I am not sure why they pick November since it happens to have a Holiday in it but they do. 

The goal is to write a novel in 30 days.  Well, a 50,000 word novel to be exact.  You can do research for characters, locations, history, etc.  but you can not start writing until 12:01 a.m. on Nov 1st and you must complete your manuscript and upload it to their site by November 30th for a word count.  If you make it you get a certificate.  Which might not seem like much but to writers it says you slammed out a book in 30 days....YOU ROCK!!!!

http://www.nanowrimo.org/

I have been wanting to write a book for quite a while now and have done a little dabbling here and there.  I wanted to get on the NaNoWriMo bandwagon last year but missed it by 2 weeks and didn't think I could write a novel in 15 days.  So, I signed up early this year and then got some friends to sign up with me...so we can all be terribly busy at the same time....I secretly did it so their houses would look as bad as mine by the end and then I wouldn't feel so bad....LOL!!!!!!!

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So,  NaNoWriMo kicked off this morning and the only thing I have written in as article for the next issue of MOM Magazine and this blog.... I have a busy afternoon with meetings and proposals....I might just be up late...but I am going to get the first 1,666.666667 words in if it kills me....

Who knows...you might just be reading my novel by the time I'm done...then again I may be blogging in the middle of the night when I have writer's block looking for ideas....

Feel free to send me notes now and then asking me if I have written anything...I think I will need all the help I can get! 

Melissa

P.S.  there is still time to sign up if you want to join in...my writing name is MeadowWriter if you want to be writing buddies......

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P.P.S  If you are not into writing books they have a script writing challenge coming up in the spring...100 page script in 30 days....come on..you know your dying to try it!