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Another Note on Programming

So I signed up for NaNoWriMo again. This combined with fatherhood, what looks to be a busy month at work and making every attempt to get some exercise, it looks as though blogging may go by the wayside.

In case you’re not aware, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is a collective challenge amateur (and professional) writers go through in November, the aim being to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, which sounds nuts until you realise it can be achieved by writing (on average) about 1667 words per day.

I did it last year and completed the challenge, writing the first draft of a story I hope one day to read to my son. I’m currently working on the second draft, and, thanks to the massively expanded scope I had planned, it will absorb an extra 50,000 words easily.

To be frank, this isn’t strictly speaking with the intent of the exercise, which aims at a brand new project, but I really do want to finish this thing.

If you’ve ever had the notion that you have a novel in you bursting to get out, I highly recommend you visit http://www.nanowrimo.org and sign up. The sense of satisfaction you get when you complete the challenge is amazing and, who knows, maybe you’ll produce the next The Great Gatsby (which, coincidentally, runs at just under 50,000 words).

Anyway, what I’ll try to do this November is to keep you updated (at the very least) on my progress.

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  1. 31/10/2013 at 8:14 pm

    Good luck with Everything!

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