Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin

I am officially crazy. In the midst of a crazy school year, with contest speech starting, I am participating in NaNoWriMo.  You've heard about it. That insane challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (about 175 pages) in one month. 30 days.  That's 1,666 words a day.

I didn't mean to. Hadn't planned to. But the whispers in my head haven't gone away. They keep giving me little snippets of life--just enough to keep me interested.  Just enough to make me want to dig up more about them. Just enough questions that need to be answered.

This, and several students are doing it and want me to join them. We are going to meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for our own writing group. We'll share successes and failures. Talk about our writing. Give each other pep talks. And I imagine, a little food will be involved.

Just thought I'd warn you, in case you don't hear from me for awhile. I'm taking the plunge and will be drowning in an ocean of words--I hope.

"Let the wild rumpus begin!"

10 comments:

  1. Go for it! Can't wait to hear more of the adventure (during and afterwards). How exciting that a group of students want to do this. I am in awe!

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  2. Good for you! I am meeting with two students who are doing, but I just couldn't commit. I hope you can post a little about it now & then. I'll be so interested to hear!

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  3. Good luck, Deb! It's great that you have a writing group to encourage everyone to stay with the challenge. I'll be looking forward the the fruits of your endeavor!

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  4. Go and write! Admirable that you are not afraid of this challenge. It will be interesting to read (later when you have time to blog) about this experience and the final product.
    Terje

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  5. Yay! You're in good company! My NaNoWriMo name is Kellylou -- can't wait to hear about your adventure!

    http://projectchameleon.blogspot.com

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  6. Good luck! I admire that you are trying it! Hope you have a wonderful adventure!

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  7. I, too, am curious to hear how this goes for you. Our 6th graders participate because of a teacher who is passionate about it. I am not ready to make the commitment, but perhaps your experience could serve as inspiration.

    I especially love that you are joining students on this journey. What a special connection you will all have by December!

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  8. Deb, I'm with you. I'm finishing a few Slices and heading out to my novel. Let's be buds. blkdrama
    bonnie

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  9. Kudos to all of you. How special this sounds. Keep us posted.

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  10. Thanks all for the support. Bonnie and Kelly, I'll be looking you up!

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