NaGa DeMon and NaNoWriMo 2011

Okay boys and girls, November is fast approaching, which means NaGa DeMon and NaNoWriMo are almost upon us. It is time to go dust off the thinking cap, don the fingerless writing gloves and stock the cupboards with coffee and chocolate! I have participated in NaNoWriMo for the past four years, and started NaGa DeMon last year. I am not sure which route I shall travel in 2011, though at this point I am leaning towards novel writing. The amount of work in punching out 50,000 words in 30 days kind of scares me, which gives me even more desire to do it. I need to challenge and push myself, and getting out of my comfort zone once in a while is a good thing. I am also running the Young Writers Program for students at my school, and it makes sense that I write a long piece of fiction alongside them. I have also read a couple of interesting blog posts about NaNoWriMo, and you might like to check them out. Chuck Wendig shares 25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo, which is chock full of great things to remember. Matt Forbeck, perhaps inspired by NaNoWriMo, or maybe just because he is crazy, has announced 12 for ’12 which is totally cool – go for it Matt!

A number of people have indicated to me that they intend participate in NaGa DeMon this year. I was totally amazed by last year’s response to the event, and am very excited to see what happens this year. Last year a dozen or so people participated and several dozen indicated they would have a go this year – I have already seen a few blog posts and a podcast about NaGa DeMon this year!

Leave a comment below or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter and tell me what you are up to this November!

Comments (0)

  1. Matt Forbeck October 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement, Nathan! I’ll need it!

  2. Rob Lang October 26, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Splendid idea! I’m going to plug this like mad. I am not 100% convinced I will have the time this month but I’m all for supporting other people in their endeavours. I’ve blogged it and made a 1KM1KT topic for it.

    I’ll be looking forward to the games!

  3. sniderman October 26, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I wondered what happened to this year’s event! Last year’s site:

    …didn’t have any updated info, so I was afraid it had been cancelled. So I picked up the flag on my own to get folks involved:

    Good to see it’s up again this year. I’ll post an update to my blog pointing folks to the correct site for this year.

  4. Thorynn October 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I’m in! My wife has gone thru the NaNoWriMo thing the past few years. NaGaDeMon sounds perfect!

  5. MRW November 5, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    A but late, but I’m in.

  6. MRW November 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    running a but behind, but I’m going to give it a try.

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