Wednesday, October 31, 2012


First, Happy Halloween, since it is Halloween for a few more hours. {Smile}

Second, November is coming up. A few of my friends are doing NaNo (which is short for NaNoWriMo, itself short for National Novel Writers’ Month).  That’s when a surprising number of folks in many countries try to write a novel or at least 50,000 words of one in a month. (It went international very quickly, despite the name.)

If you’re one, I salute and encourage you. I watch somewhat wistfully. It does look like fun. Unfortunately, cramming 50,000 words of writing with no editing into a single month doesn’t go well with way I’ve been learning how write for slightly over three decades now. {Smile}

It does look like fun, but you want me to change how I approach this NOW?!? {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin


  1. I'm not doing Nano either, (despite not having college classes this year.) I have such a dickens of a time figuring out word count at the best of times...

    1. I have a bad time with that unless I'm on the computer. I do like the word count feature in Microsoft Word. But if I'm not on the computer, I'm writing by hand. That's most of the time. Notebooks are more portable, and a lot of my characters aren't from eras where they didn't have typewriters, let alone computers. Writing the way they would (at least by hand vs. typing) seems to help me think more like them for some strange reason. {Smile}

      Anne Elizabeth Baldwin