nanowrimo 2011 commencing in 3...2...1...

Today is November 1st and thus the beginning of National Novel Writing Month 2011. As I wrote at The Pursuit of Harpyness last Thursday, I'll be participating this year for the second time (my first year being 2009).

For those of you unfamiliar with National Novel Writing Month, basically it's an opportunity to join thousands of other amateur fiction writers in solidarity as you try to write 50,000 words of fiction between midnight on November 1st and 11:59pm November 30th. A lot of people attempt a full-length novel, but me I've got some fan fiction planned and maybe some non-fanfic erotic short stories I've had kicking around for a while in the back of my brain. We'll see. I'm not particularly gunning for the full 50k, but I'd like to contribute as many words as possible to the overall pool of creativity the event sparks. So ... the upshot is that y'all may not be seeing so much of me between now and the end of the month. My goal is to keep writing at least one post a week here at the feminist librarian -- either a book review or a "thirty at thirty" post. I've already got a virtual book tour event later in the month that I'm committed to (Rachel Kramer Bussel's new anthology Women in Lust!) as well as a couple of advance review items I want y'all to know about (Gayle S. Rubin's collection of essays, Deviations, and Jeanne Cordova's memoir When We Were Outlaws). So look for those reviews in upcoming weeks. I'll also continue posting links at the feminist librarian reads and writing at least one post a week over at The Pursuit of Harpyness. Hanna and I also continue to post three fan fiction recommendations per week at everything is gay and nothing hurts. Plus, obviously, harassment by email is always an option for those of you who miss me!

In the meantime, I hope all of you have a cozy and creative November -- and we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming sometime around December 1st.


  1. 50,000 words.

    Just letting you know so you don't get disappointed when you get to 30,000 and you don't get all the bells and whistles at the NaNo site ; )

  2. Hehe, thanks! It was a momentary brain glitch. Now fixed!


  3. Ooh, all the best. I was going to do it, but November is exam time for me.

  4. Good luck Anna!
    Wish I was participating again...next year for sure