Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer

Writing and NaNoWriMo. The London Kick-Off Party

The NaNoWriMo Kick Off Party, London, 25th October 2012

National November Writing Month is about to start. Are you participating this year? Not decided yet? It’s still not too late to register and start writing  and complete your 50,000 words novel in one month. It’s a global event, with hundreds of thousands people participating.

You don’t have to be a writer to do that. You’ll never find out how amazing your novel might be if you never try to write it in the first place. You could be an undiscovered genius. Join NaNoWriMo and share your experience with others. It’s one of the best ways to live through the gloomy and cold November (I’m talking about those living in the northern countries like UK) and utterly enjoy it.

So last Thursday (25th of October) I went to the first London NaNoWriMo kick-off party. London Nanos are a big community of over thousands of wrimos. This time they’ve gathered at The Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker pub in Islington. I was a first-timer, yes, this is my first ever NaNoWriMo,  wish me luck!

Anyway,  the crowd was merry, boiling with excitement in anticipation of the crazy writing month frenzy. I’ve even stumbled upon a zombie writer, who promptly decided to leave an autograph on my neck.

Everybody told me different reasons why they were doing NaNoWriMo this year: some were writing just  for themselves, others — working on a fantasy series to upload them on their webpages. One girl decided to write a story featuring her sister. I guess for many it’s simply a great social experience.

During November many write-ins are planned: social wrimos will be gathering almost everyday at coffee and tea-making venues to write and discuss their novels. If you register at the NaNoWriMo website, you can find out about  such meetings happening near you.

You must be wondering what I am going to write about during NaNoWriMo. It’s a topic for another post. I’ll just say my NaNoWriMo novel is a political scifi thriller and its provisional title is Project X.

And don’t worry I won’t disappear from your radars in November, the blog must go on.

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