Gripped by some spirit of folly, I have just today decided to take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). You can follow my progress and misadventures under the username ChristianERH, with the not-quite-a-novel Wood Sheep Miscellany. You will recognize me by this user picture:



I would appreciate writing buddies, so let me know if you are doing the same.

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. Woo-hoooo! Go, you.
    I’ve wanted to do whatever the “Lite/mini” version of nanowrimo is. (think I’ve heard there is one.)
    I’m not sure but I think it might be insane for me to try….

    Writing with writing buddies is awesome! There’s an online forum that I’ve hung out on for about 7 years, 🙂 and for the last year or so, I’ve had a writing buddy… we write tiny scraps (2-5 minutes worth) and encourage each-other about what the other wrote.


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  3. Looks like you did over 40k!

    Did anything surprise you as you were writing?
    Can I ask, “What did it turn out to be about?”
    (I’m not sure what questions it makes sense to ask. Writing can be so personal, too.)


    • Well, I wound up writing a variety of things rather than just one project; I think you can see that on the NaNoWriMo page. Mostly, if I had to name one thing, I started refining, expanding, linking, improving my metaphors, my own myths. I thought a bit about William Blake, and tzimtzum, and Douglas Hofstadter, and the arbitrary nature of the political spectrum, and the way light is often used as a metaphor for the divine while to me fire and shadow seem more appropriate for truth and light for being dazzling and oppressive and deceptive. Also: I wrote and revised a short story for Lackington’s with these words.

      EDIT: This sounds more impressive than it is. You’ve read some of the fruits of NaNoWriMo already, since I counted all of November’s blog posts.


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