A Note About November

November is Nanowrimo (that's National Novel Writing Month...you can see why everyone just calls is Nano), and I'll be participating again this year (I won in 2009 and used last year's Nano to do editing on 2009's project). The goal of Nano is to write 50,000 words in the month of November, which is 1,667 words a day, which for some authors is no problem, but for me is kind of a big deal. (We'll blame poor time management and the inability to stay focused...on pretty much anything.)

This means two things:

1. My time is going to become rather regimented. Less time online and more time writing (and running, which helps me clear my head). It also means less time reading (except for Counterpunch, which comes out Nov. 4). Less time reading means fewer reviews being posted. You see where I'm going with this? I still may read some, and may post some movie reviews, but November may be rather sparse.

2. Aside from Twitter and tumblr, I'm probably going to become very inactive online. I think this is a good thing, as I waste enough time online as is and maybe clearing my plate of a few things can help me do what's important...AKA, writing and reading. I'm spending so much of my free time browsing the internet (and I realize I'm using it as a distraction) that I'm squeezing in time to read and write reviews. Since Nano means I have to get writing done, I'm going to have to cut off my distractions. The good news? After November, I should be more prolific with my reading and reviewing if I'm wasting less of my time online.

So that's what to expect in the month to come. I hope you'll be patient with me!

1 comment:

Rhianon Etzweiler said...

Oh, I decided some time ago to do a two-month Nano, and whatever I manage to crank out the 50k on, works for me. (I'm one of those people who needs tangible, concrete deadlines to create a measure of extrinsic motivation. Because having someone stand behind me with a whip just... makes me hackle.)

I'll be rooting for you! Hit me up on Nano's site if you want. Just... look for the coffee cup, I guess? LOL.