Sunday, November 8, 2009

No NaNo

It's November and that means that NaNoWriMo is in full swing. I can imagine the entire legion of the makeshift novelists click-clacking away on their laptops, looking broody, brows furrowed, hands unsteady from drinking way too much caffeine, while watching their word-count plummet as their blood-pressure skyrockets. That's how it works though. You type a lot of crap and you write a novel in a month. Or at least 50,000 words of a novel.

I am not participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but plan on being back in action by next year. Last year's trip to London pretty much killed my chances last time around, but I still know the taste of victory from crossing that fifty "K" mark back in ought seven and it is kind of like when you find a morsel of bacon in your teeth later in the day—nostalgic and delicious. This is a very challenging competition to impose upon yourself, yet I suggest everyone try it at some point just for the hell of it. You occasionally will write something that will impress you later, but for the most part it feels like you are writing crap and desperately trying to carry a narrative. Good fun!

I recently landed a cookbook reviewer gig for Should be neat. You can read my first review here.


Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the reviewing gig Jonny! Hope you can spare a little time in your frantic life for a couple of British girls in three weeks! x

Iris said...

Loved your review and can hardly believe it's your first one! Congratulations.

TexasDeb said...

Well played, sir. Good to know we'll have you online in some version or another from time to time.

Flapjacks said...

deb, you're starting to sound like my dad. i do not fall for those tricks. so, dad, when you read this, and it is still the only post up here, stow it!

juancho said...

here's dad now. son you are so tricky and so difficult to slip one by. still relaxing over here as you asked. did you say limeys are crossing the pond. article impressive, write us about your recent offal offering please.

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