It’s that time of year again – New writers will chomp at the bit to start writing at 12:01 am on November 1, 2008, signing up to do the literary equivalent of a marathon by writing a 50,000 word novel in a single calendar month.
As one who “won” Nanowrimo in the past, I’m invoking the Zokutou clause (http://www.zokutou.co.uk/theclause.html):
“If you have already attained the status of Winner, you do not need to start a new novel, as your main aim is now to finish one. You can now consider yourself a winner if, by midnight on the 30th of November, you have either:
1. Written 50,000 words on one or more previous works. 2. Completed your novel’s first draft.”
I’m in the throes of actively working on my historical fiction novel about Saint Margaret of Scotland, with an outside of Nanowrimo deadline to finish something that will be judged by *other people* on 15 December.
I’m meg.stout at http://www.nanowrimo.org – see you in November!