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It's on, like Donkey Kong, until the break of dawn, so let's sing a song, and play some...Pong?

Posted by John Ridge on November 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Well kids, I've been sorta-doing NaNoWriMo for nearly three or four years. This year I'm doing it for keeps. I signed up on the website and everything. I'm throwing down the gauntlet. I'm putting my name in the hat. I'm thinking up of metaphors and cliches like a madman.

This will be good for me. In the months following the critique of my first draft, I've fallen into a "World Builder's Disease" pathology. Don't get me wrong, there were decisions made and information gathered that can only serve to enhance the quality of the book, but as they say, at some point you have to get back on the horse.

I'm coming from a more confident place than I was when I set out to write the first draft. The knowledge that I've done it before only makes it easier. PLUS, as I've said before on other social media, I know roughly how close I am to the mythic Bradburian Million words. I am a shark near blood in the water.

50,000 words in the month of November? Bring it.

P.S. If you are registered with NaNoWriMo, my handle is @johnmridge, if you want to be my writing buddy. I'll try to cheer you on in between the application of band-aids from paper cuts.

Categories: Writing Process, NaNoWriMo

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Reply Ali
10:44 AM on November 2, 2012 
Good luck!

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