Thursday, November 01, 2007
November is Na[x][y]mo. This breaks down to:
Na = National
[x] = Noun
[y] = Verb
Mo = Month.
Some are working on the original NaNoWriMo which is incoherent for National Novel Writing Month. The rules are 30 days, 50,000 words. I suppose additional rules would be that the 50,000 words make sense and form some sort of story. Like a novel. A short novel, or maybe a novel novel if you like, but a novel. I tried it once (see the pretty button on the left bar) but never got any farther than posting the pretty button.
For those of us who don't have the time or the energy or the drive or 50,000 words worth of coherent thought, we turn to NaBloPoMo which is the much more manageable (hopefully) National Blog Posting Month. One post a day for the entire month of November. Here there is no mention of quality OR quantity here. It's a blogging free-for-all. We don't need no stinkin' rules! So whether you have 30 days of quality writing to share or 30 days of pure crap, come on board.
For those of you eating at the grown-up table and writing your great November novel, drop a link in the comments and we'll cheer you on. If you're like me and you're stuck at the kid's table flinging mashed potatoes at your cousin, drop a link in the comments and we'll misbehave together. Let's all post until the Internet Explodes!