Sunday, March 8, 2009


Over at her blog, Casey recently stated that she was starting a new novel. Well, I also happen to be on the fringes of a budding project, and have been wanting to crank out one of those really fun awful first drafts.

So what did we do, you ask? To which I wittily answer: MarPrilWriMo.

I'm sure most of you have heard of NaNoWriMo before. You know, write a novel (or at least 50k of one) in a month. We're not going to be quite as intense (shooting for 30k, which averages out to a grand a day), but it still will be a fun, commiserating, one-person-pushes-the-other-until-everyone's-achieving-more-than-they-would-have-on-their-own kinda way to pound out those pages.

If anyone ELSE cares to join in on the fun (not to mention, it'd be almost a third of that 100k we're all shooting for by year's end knocked out), we're starting tomorrow, March 9th and running through April 9th. Midnight to Midnight, I suppose, if you want to be all official about it. We could even potentially schedule some word wars and think up some dares such to make it really feel like nanowrimo. Join us. It'll be fun, I promise.

And see you on the MarPrilWriMo front!


Casey said...

Dares!?! Word wars?

I was obviously cheated out a full WriMo experience last November.

Are you going to put a word counter up so I can spy on you?


Casey said...

Um, never mind. I see the bright red word counter I somehow managed to not-spy a moment ago.


Tyler said...

Oh, if you haven't at least done a WORD WAR then you definitely have never fully experienced all that is the awesomeness of nanowrimo. And dares are lovely for bolstering your word count.

There are two types of word wars: timed or race. For timed, you pick a set time, say 15 minutes, and one person says GO! Then you write like crazy until time is up and whoever has the most words wins. Race is pretty obvious, pick a set WC (say, 1000) and whoever reaches it first wins. They are a blast, and really get those words out of the way quick.

And I'm glad you were able to eventually spy my bright red counter. ;)

Hardygirl said...

Hmmm. . . I think I'll just try to whip my crappy first draft into shape by April 9th. Deal?

Anonymous said...

Oh man. Do I need another WriMo. Sounds like a deal.

Tyler said...

SF - deal!

CPHodges - Hi! Glad to have you aboard

I just created a facebook for it to keep track of all of us, so if anyone wants to join along and is not facebook friends with me, just pop over and search for Tyler McBroom, or for the MarPrilWriMo facebook group.

Paul Äertker said...

Yeah. I'm with sf. I'll do a crappy novel in a month. In latin, no less.

Irene Latham said...

Just posted at Casey's blog -- I'm IN! Wishing everyone WORDS WORDS WORDS.

PurpleClover said...

Hey I just joined you on Facebook. My initials are JSP. :)

I have two worlds. Facebook and Blogger but they are still separate. Only a select few know they exist simultaneously. You are one of the lucky ones. haha.

Purple ;)

Katie said...

I swear I'm gonna have to break my no FB during Lent thingy because I am missing out on so much!

Tyler said...

Oh that's right, Katie! Oh man, you really are. We've got quite a little group going, it's loads of fun. But at the very least will you do the word count for MarPrilWriMo?