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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

And They're Off!

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) has begun! Tens of thousands of writers are racing away at their keyboards, sprinting with pens and pencils in streams-of-consciousness works of art. There are as many NaNo-Novels as there are NaNo-Novelists, all sustaining one another, plunging into those first steps of writing a novel draft in one month.

In these early-morning hours of Day Two, the collective word count is at 47 million. There are 28 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes and 37 seconds go to. By then, the winners will each have completed a draft of at least 50,000 words or about 200 pages.

Intrigued by these crazies who are determined to draft a novel from scratch in one month? Learn more about them -- more about National Novel Writing Month -- by reading my monthly column in Coloquio. It's online at the link below; scroll down to the travel section.



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