If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have picked up that I have aspirations of being a writer. I maintain a separate persona as a writer/poet under the name of David Seven.
David Seven is my pen-name, and comes from my middle name, and the street where I was born. (Seventh Avenue) This is the name I use for all the poetry I write, as well as some of my other book-related activities. Some people in the real world only know me as David Seven; which is weird I must say.
Except for my Bible Haiku’s, I try not to let the two worlds intertwine. I have enough difficulty pretending to be a fish, without also pretending to be a writer.
But I thought I should give you a warning that you might not be hearing a great deal from me for the next few months, because November is David’s favourite month of the year.
NaNoWriMo as it is known is a time of the year when hundreds of thousands of aspirant writers from around the world lock themselves away from their families and friends, and try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
You heard me right. 50,000 words.
It’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Okay, yes it is. But its still fun.
It’s a month of madness, and giving yourself permission to write really badly, and ignore your inner editor. It’s a time to thrive on the insanity that is writing, and put of thoughts of editing until December. At the end of the experiment/madness/adventure I hope to have a 50,000 word first draft for editing. And 50,000 words of nonsense is a lot easier to turn into a novel than 0 words of pure genius.
Has anyone else ever heard of NaNoWriMo?
Has anyone else ever tried it before?
Is anyone else crazy enough to try with me?
“Madness? This is NANO!!!”