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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So I'm doing NaNoWriMo. There's absolutely no way I'll make it to 50,000 words by next Friday as I'm only just over a tenth of the way there, I didn't start til the 11th, and I'm not 100% committed to my project. I have another writing project that is more polished, and needs more polishing, and then selling, but I don't want to have all my eggs in one basket. Plus!! it's fun to put some of that post-election creative energy into something, well, creative.

My novel takes elements from Edith Wharton and sets them in a NYC prep school. It's totally depressing, but also kind of a fun exercise, and also an exorcism of those prep-school demons that DO get in the way of other literary endeavors for us grads of such traumatizing institutions. Unless we're named Curtis Sittenfield.

As you can see, there's a widget here and on the side of my blog showing my meager progress. If anyone wants to be my buddy, this is my page.

Happy writing!


  1. Good luck! I did it successfully last year and the year before, but opted out this year. I'm glad I did, though I'm sure I'll write more novels - I just think I've learned enough dedication that I can do it in a more normal timeframe next time.

  2. This is my 4th year doing NaNo. The first three years were a total bust, but this year has been great. I hit 50k on Sunday. My writing progress has slowed significantly since then (mostly due to work stuff), but I haven't quite finished the story, so I will probably be writing until the end of the month.

    I'm "OrangeTangoDoble" on the NaNo site. I quit using that name for most things years ago, but never got around to switching it there.