Macworld @ National Novel Writing Month
Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:31 AM
As we get closer to November 1 we'll be providing articles about the process and about great Mac writing tools to assist you in the awesome creative marathon that is writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.
I'm editing a story that will appear in our December issue (which, in the paradoxical way of magazines, will appear in mailboxes in mid-October) that will recommend that readers check in here and ask questions or declare their intention to try to do this year's NaNoWriMo.
Several Macworld editors and contributors will be joining us on this journey, too. I plan on being one of them. (I've completed NaNoWriMo the past two years.)
I'm user number 173011 over at NaNoWriMo, so you can add me as a writing buddy once the new season kicks off. Here's my user page at NaNoWriMo.org.
UPDATE: There's a lot more information in my NaNoWriMo blog post, Nathan Alderman's how-to article, Dan Moren's blog post, and Nathan's blog post.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 08:46 PM
Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:00 PM
Still, it gives me the opportunity to try out a new writing app for the mac which can only be a good thing (I'm trying out Jer's Novel Writer which I have taken an immediate shine to). Whatever happens over the next 30 days, I'm sure it will be an interesting and rewarding experience either way.
Good luck to all those who are taking part.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:43 AM
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:08 PM
I'm happy to report, though, that I'm still plugging away. Just passed 20,000 words. The key for me has been to find a few writing buddies and engage in an unabashed word-count competition with them. As long as you keep those fingers moving and your brain engaged on the piece, stuff starts to happen -- and some of it doesn't completely suck.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 06:21 AM
Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:09 PM
I actually hit 50,000 on the 25th after sticking all month to my vow to myself that I would do 2,000 words a day. My first time to 50,000 in five tries. It's a great feeling.
Now I'm off to write a play...