TeNaNoWriMo Update

About 75 people have come to my website over the last couple of days to investigate Teachers’ National Novel Writing Month (#tenanowrimo on Twitter).  So I figured I’d give an update about my own progress, and encourage others to leave a comment on whether or not they’re participating.

I’m now on day 8 of TeNaNoWriMo, and I’m at 15,000 words, or I will be by the time I go to bed (about 455 words to go, which is a cakewalk).  It’s a story about a substitute teacher, naturally enough, since they’re one of those comet-like realities that occasionally pass through our rather limited universe in schools.

Will anyone want to read it when it’s done?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  But it will be done.

Did anyone else take up the challenge?

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  1. […] TeNaNoWriMo Update: This post, from 2009, is about my effort to write a novel.  You may have heard about National Novel Writing Month.  Of course, most of us as teachers are not able to be involved in writing a Novel (of 50,000 or 100,000 words or any length) in November. We’re too busy with far too many other things!  So this is part of my effort to do the National Novel Writing Month thing in a different month, namely June — when in theory we have the time to do so.  I think, though, that the nature of this is tricky.  Why do we not encourage our students to try for these sorts of big projects? […]

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