I’ve always been an admirer of those who participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Simultaneously, I’ve always been good at coming up with reasons why I myself cannot participate.
I’m in college. I have, you know, schoolwork. And schoolwork has to come first.
I’m too busy singlehandedly winning Obama the 2012 presidential election.
Intramural badminton. Gotta train.
I’m a post-grad. I have, you know, job hunting. And job hunting has to come first.
Someday I’ll run out of excuses and join my heroes in their quests to write 50,000-word novels in the month of November.
In the meantime, I was delighted to discover that over at BlogHer, they put on something called National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). Technically, NaBloPoMo is held every month, but in November more bloggers tend to join in (because of the proximity to NaNoWriMo, I’m guessing).
The deal is that you add your name to the list of “official” blogger participants. You are then eligible to enter prize drawings, receive a daily prompt via your email inbox, and share your posts with the rest of the November NaBloPoMo-ers on BlogHer.
Mostly, NaBloPoMo sounds like a big, lively, community-bolstered good time. And a lot more manageable than writing a novel.
I’m throwing my hat in the ring. Heck, if I can post nearly every day for an entire year, then I can surely post every day for one month.
If you’re interested in taking on this project with your own blog, here’s information I found useful (includes sign-up link).
November is writers’ month. Whatever your medium–novel, blog, poem, car manual–now is the time to try it on a grander scale.