RE: (inter)National Novel Writing Month

Subject: RE: (inter)National Novel Writing Month
From: "James Jones" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:55:04 -0500

I'm gonna participate in NaNoWriMo this year, too. This will be my first

I feel like it will be like Ana P. said: It's a mondo-blast to clean
writer's block out of the plumbing.

Don't know what a 'mondo-blast' is, but it's probably good.

When asked why she didn't finish all of her NaNoWriMo competitions, she

Because I was too self-critical of the work to stomach continuing. It
a lot of guts to . . . But after it's solidified for a month or so,
January reading of your "novel" can be a very pleasant surprise.

That also makes it good for me. I have tried writing fiction a bit. I
like it, but it's hard for me to turn off my internal editor and just

I had learned about NaNoWriMo a few years ago, but my motivation for
participating this year came from a California TW, Matthew Arnold Stern,
who is also participating and has some excerpts of his fiction writing
on his Web site.

NOTE: NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. (It reminds me
of na ni nu ne no, which is a string of Japanese syllables that you
memorize when learning Japanese). Their Web site is

Jim Jones

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