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National Novel Writing Month Begins Tomorrow October 31, 2006

Posted by caveblogem in Books, Market Research, NaNoWriMo 2006, Other, writing.

It all starts in just a few hours; November is National Novel Writing Month.  I will be serializing my novel, as I write it, on this space and then testing the parameters of the “Long Tail” by marketing it here as well. 

Here’s the deal:

  1. If you like what you see, you can get the novel I am writing by going to Bookmooch and sending me a credit.  Don’t have a Bookmooch account?  Get one here.  Maybe I’ll order one of your books.  By the way, I chose Bookmooch instead of paperbackswap for this only because I have a large number of paperbackswap credits and very few Bookmooch ones right now. 
  2. When the novel is done (some time before December 1), I will bind it as a paperback book (using the method described at Achieve It), with a cover and everything, and ship it to you (I pay the postage) some time before the new year (hopefully in time for Christmas).  This offer is open to the first ten people to send me a Bookmooch credit (and any others who happen to send credits that day).

This is how you commit yourself to completing a project: you tell others you are going to accomplish it.  Yeah, it’s a little terrifying.  As we get older and more fearless we have to invent better ways to scare ourselves.  Happy Halloween!

nano_06_icon_88×31.gifAs David Lee Roth once said, “I’ve got my pencil . . . gimme something to write on, man. . . . “



1. strugglingwriter - October 31, 2006

Good luck with the novel. It is very brave putting yourself out like that. I too am going to participate in NaNoWriMo, though who knows what I will end up with.

2. caveblogem - October 31, 2006

You can do it, strugglingwriter, I know you can. I find that I’m learning a lot about the process simply by outlining the plot. My only real fear at this point is not that it won’t be any good (because I’m kinda expecting it to not be any good) but that I’ll get a little obsessed and push too much other stuff in my life to the side to complete it. This blogging thing, at which I am pretty new, has been like that to a degree already. Good Luck to you and everyone else who is attempting this.

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