National Novel Writing Month – 1st Time Participant


You may remember this post over at Gestalt Mind that talked about how he was going to be participating in the National Novel Writing Month – also known as NaNoWriMo. I’d never even heard of this before, but apparently this will be the 10th year of it running. You can find out more information as well as how to register at

I’ve always loved writing, but lack direction or any proper training. After spending a few hours going through the site, I decided what the heck, I would register. You can find me on there as MorrowS if you’d like to add me to friends. I don’t have the faintest idea what I’m going to write about yet. I have a little bit of time to think about it before starting and that’s a good thing. I’m excited, and like this sort of motivation. 

I’m going to be posting any future posts about this and any related information on my personal site so I don’t clog up the gaming portion, but wanted to mention it here first. Gestalt I hope you don’t mind that you’ve inspired me to take this up, I’m already curious and eager about the whole process. 

I’ve also set up a very small goal of trying to raise $200 towards The Office Of Letters and Light, below is their mission statement:

Mission: The Office of Letters and Light organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levelsPrograms: November is National Novel Writing Month, a program which challenges children, teens, and adults write a novel in 30 days. OLL also hosts Script Frenzy, during which participants write a 100-page script within the month of April.

You’ll also find my own little statement:

Thanks for coming to my fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month. This fall, I’ll be joining 100,000+ authors in the challenge of writing a book, from scratch, in November.

It’s going to be a busy month! As I write my novel, I’ll be raising money for the nonprofit Office of Letters and Light, whose free programs such as National Novel Writing Month have helped spark a lifelong love of writing in kids, teens, and adults around the world.

If you can think of anyone else who might be interested in sponsoring me, please forward this page along to them. PS: You should think about writing a novel in November too! Find out more at

Want to donate? Please? Just head over to my donation page here. It’s all secure, and I’d really appreciate it, every little bit helps. I’m using this as motivation to actually get the 50,000 words done within the month, even if I get no donations (which is very likely) I’m still hoping to finish. 

Now.. where did I leave my muse..

3 Responses to National Novel Writing Month – 1st Time Participant

  1. stargrace says:

    The thrill of it, is the 30 day portion (especially if you take a peek at their site) – it’s not about quality (which they mention numerous times) it’s about quantity and getting the opportunity to follow a dream. ;)

  2. Ardwulf says:

    I’m tempted, to be honest, and I’ll have some time to kill in November (I found out today that work is sending me to Mexico again for two weeks.) But I wouldn’t want to feel constrained by the 30-day limit.

    In a total coincidence, I began working on a plot for a novel a few weeks ago. It’s still in need of work, of course.

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