Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Digital Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo), where on November 1 people begin to write a novel.  They continue to write every day of the month until they reach 50,000+ words.  Thus writing a novel in a month.

Although I'm not opposed to the idea of writing a book some day, I don't currently have any ideas for a novel.

Which is why I got excited yesterday when I saw a tweet about Digital Writing Month (#DigiWriMo).  Inspired by NaNoWriMo, Digital Writing Month will challenge people to write a total of 50,000 words during the month of November by any digital means: blogs, tweets, texts, wiki novels, code poems, etc.  The website says that they will provide writing prompts and exercises -- which I'll gladly welcome.

I have no idea what I'll have 1,666 words to say about each day for the next month, but I'll give it a shot.  Maybe I'll end up with a ridiculous number of haikus.  We'll see what happens.

To give myself an idea of how difficult this will actually be, I’ve used Word to count the number of words in this post: Only 189!
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