Joins National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2009

by noid ( | | | )
11/01/2009 - 12:00am
11/30/2009 - 11:59pm

Hello folks! Hope all of you are safe after the typhoon. After all the storms (literal and metaphorical) we experienced this year, hopefully that's the last one we would face, confronted instead by more "desirable" challenges.

Such a challenge is National Novel Writing Month which is upon us once more this whole month of November. In less than 24 hours, people all over the world will test their literary endurance by trying to write a novel -- or a minimum of 50,000 words within 30 days (that's 1667 words per day.) I myself, have committed to this endeavor, swearing off other distractions, and to at last write my first novel. (I was supposed to join last year, but was sidetracked by another artistic concern -- drafting and filing an MTRCB reorganization bill. But happily, some of us were able to take up the slack and win as NaNoWrimo finishers last year. Smile)

If you want to join me in this adventure, just make a comment below indicating your participation in NaNoWriMo 2009. If you are not yet a member of, just register at this site, and then make a comment. Making this a group endeavor will make this challenging task a more fun and achievable goal. 

So here are the steps you need to do to participate:

  1. Sign up for an account at the NaNoWriMo web site
  2. After signing up, and once logged in at the NaNoWriMo web site, you can join your home region -- in this case, Asia::Philippines. Also make sure to set your time zone correctly -- it's under User Settings.
  3. Start a blog or blog entry/thread here at to keep track of your progress. The BlogYoNoMo (Blog Your Novel Month) content types of have also been enabled if you want to blog your novel here at As the writing marathon goes along, armed with these tools, we will encourage one another and keep each other company.
  4. For additional support, you can head on out to (ably headed by the Philippines' NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison Tina/tinamats) and/or their Pinoywrimos twitter account. They also have a Pinoywrimo chatroom, and I believe a 10pm Kick-Off Chat is scheduled for today, October 31.
  5. Finally, like I mentioned, post a comment below this entry to indicate your participation in NaNoWriMo 2009 as a member.
  6. If you have any questions regarding NaNoWriMo, please visit the FAQ page of the NaNoWriMo web site.

That's about it! So sharpen your pencils, line up your pens, recharge your laptops -- and let's all produce a novel!

By the way, after and when you have finished your NaNoWriMo 2009 novel, we will next focus and form a support group on the revision of your novel this December and then finding a publisher in January 2010. Yes, we will make NaNoWriMo 2009 as a means to the ultimate goal -- to publish a book! For now, Happy Writing everyone! Laughing


by Tantizm on November 1, 2009 - 7:54am


Maganda po itong advocacy. Kuya Noid, medyo nalula ako sa 50,000 words sa loob lamang ng isang buwan.

Mapipilitan tuloy akong tapusin yung sinumulan kong nobela na nakatago.

Pen-booster po ito para sa mga manunulat dito sa FW.

Salamat po. 

"Bago ka mangarap...maghubad ka muna"

by noid on November 1, 2009 - 12:38pm

Nathan, mas mainam nga kung may nasimulan ka ng nobela. Pero siguro ang pinakamaganda mong gawin ay mag-set ka ng goal bawat araw -- yun nga, 1667 words per day. At dahil may nasimulan ka na, mas konti na lang ang target number of words mo bawat araw. :) Good luck! :D

by karding2006 on November 4, 2009 - 9:08am

 maraming salamat po join po ako at nag reg na sa nanowrite...


reynaldo dela pena

by noid on November 4, 2009 - 6:15pm

Good luck, Karding! :)

by kwekwento on November 6, 2009 - 6:07pm

may nobela na po ako and i think nag-exceed po sa 50k words, in filipino rin

ho. Pwede po ba yun?




Ang Pagbabasa ay Pag-intindi, hindi Pambabatikos

by noid on November 7, 2009 - 12:13am

Hmmm...I'm not sure kung ano set up ng NaNoWriMo web site if you upload 50k words agad, kc yung point ng event is to reach 50k. Anyway, kung tapos na novel mo, there's no point in joining NaNoWriMo. Pero kung di pa tapos, baka pde mong gamiting incentive para matapos. Yung 50k updating in one update lang ang di ko alam.

by LouKaRette on November 10, 2009 - 11:25am

sumali po ako :) ung ipapasa po bang novel dapat written in english? ask lang po! thanks :)


Marie Lou Cenina Simagala



by noid on November 14, 2009 - 4:13am

Kahit anong language. :) Good luck!

by Otakore Literan... on November 15, 2009 - 10:53pm

I'm now participating NaNoWriMo!!! ^_^

3,334 kada araw ang dapat kong bunuin.

I'm writing 4,000 words now para sigurado kong matatapos.

Goodluck to all of us.