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NaNoWriMo 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010It's November (well, in a few hours it is) and that means it's time for National Novel Writing Month -- that extra-busy month where tens of thousands of people set out to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. This will be my third year attempting, and hopefully my second year winning.

To be perfectly honest, I lost last year. I gave up. I was teaching my first college-level class at the time and just felt like NaNoWriMo was one more thing on my task list. I'm hoping to be a little bit more diligent this year, especially as I have a lot more going on (full time work, full time grad school, tons of freelance, family coming... yeah).

In any case. NaNoWriMo is a great time and a great group of people. It feels good to be able to say at the end of November that you have finally written a novel in your life. I've written one. I hope to have a second this year (and to actually finish it).

If you're interested in coming along for the ride, head over to and sign up. And if you want to publish your novel online, check out my WordPress theme especially for National Novel Writing Month, Modern Linguist.

If you'd like to follow along with my noveling progress, register here.