Saturday, November 03, 2007

Ora Pro Nobis

The Egg will take a little break during November, so that we can share the joy and heartbreak of NaNoWriMo.

For the uninititiated, that's short for National Novel Writing Month. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans commit to writing a 50,000-word novel in the thirty days that November hath. There is no prize, apart from self-satisfaction and bragging rights. Nor is there any editorial standard, since nobody edits, or even reads, these novels apart from their authors. You just write the damn thing. And if you like, you can talk about it online with other people who are doing likewise. At he very least, you can post your daily word-count for all the world to see, if all the world happens to care about such things.

In other words, it's a big, non-judgmental community art project. While we ate the Egg generally don't approve of things that are non-judgmental, we are fans of art and community. Not to mention a little vain about our ability to write fast under pressure.

Click the link to learn more.