Thursday, November 1, 2007

National Novel Writing Month / Town Hall

Last year I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time. National Novel Writing Month was a creation of Chris Baty in San Francisco in the late 1990s and has really taken off.

The idea of it is to write like a crazy person for one month and complete a novel of at least 50,000 words (a short novel) within that month. Novemeber is that month.

I was successful last year and surprised myself. I always wished I could write a novel, and I did so within the month of November 2006.

I'm doing it again this year, starting today.

So I don't know how that is going to impact this and my other blog for the next 30 days, but last year I was able to keep up blog posts on my other blog, so this year I should do OK in that respect on both blogs.

I normally post 2 photos a day, and might cut that back to 1 for this month, to give myself as much free time to write as I can.

I WILL be coming around to visit and comment on your blogs, but probably only once or twice a week.

Please bear with me during November, OK?

This is the town hall in Melbourne Beach, Florida. The building actually houses the fire department, town hall, and the police department for this small Atlantic Ocean-side town.

The color shot was nice and contrasty, so I tried a B&W version and liked it a lot.


Kerri said...

Good luck with the novel. 50,000 pages... is that possible?

I like this B&W shot! Nice job!

JAM said...

Sorry, I blew it Kerri. That should say 50,000 WORDS. Thanks for catching that.

Moi said...

good luck john!!! that seems like a mighty work to complete in one month......though am sure u'll do have done it in past :)

do u have a definite idea of what's the final novel gonna look like ..or you gonna play around with ideas as they come to you??

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...


I wish you lots of luck with your novel (wow!!! I am proud on you!) and DON"T worrie there are more things than blogging, but its good that you name it, I will miss your photography, but I'll understand, I also go to Paris soon and just returned from Italy, so where do we talking about? (I mean when travelling I can also not visit blogs)

Take care and I'll see you around when you have more time:)

imac said...

Nice shot. good luck with the writing John.

photowannabe said...

Hey, type like a mad man. You can do it. Blog when you can and visit when you need a break.

Tiago R Cardoso said...


Great B & W image.

CG said...

Hey, good for you! I would love to try this...maybe next year! Do we get to read it?