It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo 2022, and I haven’t done much advance preparation for it. I do intend to participate in it this year, as I have every year since 2002. I’ll have to seriously consider being a pantser this year (see Newsletter # 23). It also occurred to me that I haven’t given NaNoWriMo any serious coverage on this blog. I have mentioned it several times, and linked to its website, but that’s about all. I’ll have to devote a newsletter or two to it (maybe during November).
This post is essentially an addendum to a newsletter (#25) that will be mailed a few days from now (on October 28th), and will appear year on November 4th. Assume I’m pantsing while you’re reading it.
That newsletter is about a project I participated in during NaNoWriMo several years ago. In 2006 and 2007, I was a participant in writing two round-robin collaborative novels. I also wanted to give the newsletter readers (and anyone else) a sample from one of those novels, The Yellow Sheet, the one we did in 2007. The newsletter goes into greater detail about the project, but in November 2007, thirteen people (Alan Drake, me, Gesine Kernchen, Chris Hughes, Sibella Denton, Tom Higgins, Kirsten Ferreri, Betsie Bush, Smokey B., Kara Shallenberg, Kristin Hughes, Hugh McGuire, and Sean McGaughey) attempted to write a book together in thirty days, and record the audio for the book, one chapter at a time.
Here’s a link to the excerpt from The Yellow Sheet [it’s a PDF, 51KB].
And here’s a link to my recording of Chapter 2 [it’s 12 min. 35 sec].
It you would like to listen to either of the books in their entirety, see the newsletter when it posts on November 4th for links to full copies of both audiobooks.
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