Interlude: NaNoWriMovember

Day 30. 105 pages, 46,517 words.

So this is a thing. I never really understood it but I can certainly respect anyone who tries it. The map on that page is certainly interesting. Lots of takers all over the US, a big dense cluster in Finland, and way more in New Zealand than Australia. Those are the countries I looked at for some reason. Anyway, cool.

I mean, I’m not about to try writing a book in a month. For all my witty rejoinders, I do take two or three months to get a book out. If I tried to do it any faster, I think the quality would suffer. Still, it’s a method.


I’m not above making fun, though.

It’s too late to start in November now, of course. But it’s never too late and that’s the important thing. I have so many friends who talk about writing, and a few of them even talk about trying this method. And if it works, I say why not? If nothing else, you’ll end up with a mess of text to play with.

I just don’t understand. Even if you don’t make it big, it has never been so easy to get a book out there. And I love having books written by people I know on my bookshelf. It’s pretty sad up there right now.

That’s all I’ve got for today.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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6 Responses to Interlude: NaNoWriMovember

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    *tries not to talk about Finland being a “big dense cluster”*
    Hey in the photograph there, is that this guy?

    Just remember, “I’m with you in a different way”…. AMERUHHCUHHH!

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