(Copied from my old blog)
This year I participate in the NaNoWriMo 2o12. Which is the InterNational November Writing Month.This is a writing contest where you have to write 50.000 words in one month. That is: the 30 days of November.
The contest is with yourself. You won’t win any prizes, except for the honor of having made it.
Most people think this means (bad) quantity instead of fair quality, and this is in my opinion something that is heavily stimulated by the organization. I wouldn’t dare say that I usually write quality pieces, but to spend a month’s worth of energy in quantitative rubbish is a waste of my time.
This is why I maybe not write as quickly as other people, and maybe I won’t even make those 50.000 words this month. But in the end I hope to have a fair beginning for a decent book. A book I would like to read.
There’s a blogpost that describes better than I can what I mean:
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So I would like to call upon all NaNoWriMo-ers: 30 days of literary abandon, fine. Just try to write something you might be even a little bit proud of afterwards.
Aside from all that preaching… For me there is an even larger challenge: I’m writing those 50.000 words entirely in English, which as you know, isn’t my first language. I was very very very bad at English in High-school, I still wasn’t much good at writing it in College, and now I’m pretending to write a novel in it. Good luck deciphering it!