National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins on November first. The day after Halloween. Yes, real soon.
I’ve received word from Lindsey at the Office of Letters and Light blog that the Frankenstorm Sandy may just gum up the literary works, at least temporarily. Things like no power, no roof over a writer’s head, etc. Just think–no computer!
But intrepid Wrimos have already come up with great suggestions, such as having a sharpened turkey quill pen at the ready or writing by car headlight.
Some brave souls have vowed to go back to the ancient days of technology, using “ink and twigs.” I always wondered how Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Edgar Allen Poe handled writing things without a computer.
I, for one, hate writing longhand. My cursive is sloppy and manic and I can’t read my own writing. I compose on a computer. Although you can’t doodle on the margins of a computer.
I’m ready to take the plunge and begin NaNoWriMo on November first. I live in Central Texas, so I don’t have to worry about a Frankenstorm.
Seriously, good luck and best wishes for both safety and creativity to those fellow Wrimos on the Atlantic coast. Be safe and dry.
Check out the Office of Letters and Light blog at http://blog.lettersandlight.org/post/34585443512/nanowrimo-without-power
- What is NaNoWriMo and why on earth are you doing it?! (gettingtotheend.wordpress.com)