I was all set to write an entry about NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. I’ve been following the site for a couple years now wishing I had time to participate. A few months ago I decided I was finally going to do it.
The basic idea is you write an entire 50,000 word novel in the month of November. That means around 1666 words per day. So for 30 days you spend all of your spare time writing. The idea is you don’t worry about editing or making it perfect, you just write.
As usual, I’m pretty busy with other projects right now, so I’ve decided to put off NaNoWriMo for another year. I don’t imagine my situation will be drastically different next year, but time will tell.
As a bit of a consolation to myself, I decided to instead participate in NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. This seems almost easy by comparison. All you have to do is write one blog post per day for the month of November.
I’m off to a pretty rocky start since this is November 2nd and I didn’t post anything yesterday. But I’m not going to let that slow me down. I’ll just have to write two posts on one of the other days to make up for it.
I have a few posts lined up already including some updates to my video website that I mentioned a while back. So far it’s just a quick hack in Perl, but I hope to recreate it in Rails and Django by the end of the month.