I debated off and on whether this was too obvious a topic to blog about, but I realize not everyone knows what it is, and I can offer my usual quirky opinions.
Q: So what’s the point of trying to write a novel in a month?
A: What’s the point of trying to write a novel at all? We’re creating!
Q: Have you done this before?
A: This is my eighth year. I’ve only missed the target once, the one year I got five days in and decided to change books. I only wrote 15,000 words that year.
Q: What’s the most unexpected NaNoWriMo connection you’ve ever had?
A: This year, I wore a NaNoWriMo winner’s shirt while flying across the country with my family. A man in an airport convenience shop looked at me and said, “Congratulations.” I had no idea what he was talking about at first, and he said, “NaNoWriMo. I tried one year and only got five thousand words.” I told him that was better than if he hadn’t tried, and encouraged him to make another go at it. I hope he’s out there NaNoing right now.
Q: What’s the latest you’ve ever stayed up writing?
A: Um. I know there have been some up-until-3 binges. I don’t remember pulling an all-nighter, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. Those things tend to blur the memory, after all.
Q: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever put into a book to hit your word count?
A: The strangest thing? Last year, I wrote about a guy traveling across the South with his zombie coonhound, a back-up singer, and a Neanderthal. It doesn’t get much stranger than that.
Q: What helps your word count the most, then?
A: Definitely the dead bodies.
Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions of your own, leave them in the comments.
Entertaining. Curious what your addendum for NaNoWriMo 2010 will be. 😉
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