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Nov. 2nd, 2011 | 07:21 pm
mood: optimisticoptimistic
music: Marian Call - Got to Fly

I've decided to undertake the month-long exercise in madness and literacy that is National Novel Writing Month, called NaNoWriMo for short. That means that this month, I will be attempting to write a 50 000 word novel. 

NaNoWriMo is concerned with pure output: you write like the wind and get that manuscript done, then worry about editing it up nice and pretty afterwards. The rules are simple: you start with 0 words on November 1st, and end with 50 000 or more on November 30th. If you hit 50k, you're declared a winner and get to proudly sport a t-shirt.

I'm doing this because it will force me to create a large volume of work. I have good enough taste to know that my writing isn't as good as I'd like it to be, and hopefully working on this novel will help me hone my skills and find a comfortable place as a writer. Plus, this plot bunny has been sitting on my head since April of last year, and it's kind of begging to be done. I'll probably post bits and pieces here, and I'd really appreciate feedback on them so that when the December edit frenzy rolls around I'll be able to clean up the mess and have a semi-polished, hopefully readable manuscript.

Unfortunately, this means there will be little to no fanfiction here for the next month and a bit (sorry Jemmanauts). Also, I think this might actually break my brain, so if I start posting in tongues or talking about my friend Fred the purple elephant, ignore me for a little while.

If you're interested, you can find out about the novel I'm working on here.

Wish me luck! 

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Kykky Martin


from: Kykky Martin
date: Nov. 3rd, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)

Well, even if this means not more JEmma for some time, I am happy for you! It seems a good experience !!! And this will help you to improve your writing abilities!!!
So, let us know how your new project goes!

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from: solar_energie
date: Nov. 4th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)

You are crazy, but I love you anyway. I would participate if November wasn't the busiest month of university. (Midterms and essays and quizzes, oh my!)

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from: lazerbug2006
date: Nov. 12th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)

Good luck! Your writing is lovely, I'm sure you will do just fine~ Coming from a Jemmanaut, I will miss not having your fanfiction but do hope you reach your goal successfully! :)

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