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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Announcing the Second Wordtrip Novel Writing Week!

You’ve all heard of NaNoWriMo (they get all that pesky free press), some of you have heard of www.3daynovel.com as well. Most of us are not speedy enough to get a novel written in 3 Days, and only a few of us have the time to devote to spewing forth 50,000 words in a month. So, we at Wordtrip have come up with the Novel Writing Week. A smidge more time to write that book than the weekend crew gives you, and less time to feel guilty about falling behind than you suffer through with NaNoWriMo.

Here’s the plan, we’re going to take the last full week before NaNoWriMo starts, and have a week of writing madness.

From October 22nd at 12:01 AM till October 28th 11:59 PM our Wordtrip community (and anybody else who wants to join in) will be writing our little hearts out. You even get to pick your level of commitment.

I) Novel: A complete novel from start to finish, or 49,000 words, whichever comes first. You’re encouraged to have notes and outlining and all research done beforehand. This is 7,000 words a day for 7 days to give you a 49,000 word novel. This is for the people who are taking a week off of work and family and drinking a lot of coffee for that week. It’s a pretty short novel, and one you’ll want to edit a lot to be sure, but you’ll be a novelist.

II) Novella: 21,000 words and a good start on your novel. You’ve got an aggressive 3,000 words a day to write, and hopefully the momentum will carry you to finish it within the next two months.

III) Short Story: 5600 Words: a short story, or the first three chapters of the novel (the common amount sent out in proposals). You’re still getting something accomplished, and have a more reasonable 800 words a day goal.

If you’re going to participate in NaNoWriMo you might choose the Short Story level to get your writing juices flowing in preparation of NaNoWriMo. If you’re not participating in NaNoWriMo this is your chance to get a jump start on that story you’ve been putting off.

Check here and at Wordtrip.com for further updates on our 2006 Novel Writing Week. Remember those dates:

October 22nd at 12:01 AM till October 28th 11:59 PM

Coming Soon

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Look for updates to this blog (and posts on Wordtrip.com) with details for the 2006 Novel Writing Week.