Sunday, November 01, 2020
Words words words words words and more words
Ah, November—a few things come to mind:
- All Hallows Eve is over (did you remember to confiscate your kids' Reese's Peanut Butter Cups?) and it's now All Hallows Day;
- the end of the 2020 Presidential Election season (which means that the start of the 2024 Presidential Election season will start Any Day Now™);
- my favorite holiday of the year is this month—Gobble Gobble Day (woot! can't wait);
- it's the start of National Novel Writing Month, where you have to write a book of 50,000 fictional words (or is it a fictional book of 50,000 words?—I get confused);
- it's also the start of National Novel Generation Month, where you have a computer program write a book of 50,000 fictional words, or real words—it's up to you.
I stopped doing NaNoWriMo years ago, instead switching to doing NaNoGenMo as it's more my style to have a computer do the hard work for me. I was worried that I had no idea what to do for NaNoGenMo, but much to my surprise, I found I left notes to myself for this years NaNoGenMo during last year's NaNoGenMo. I don't think anyone has done this before, so I don't want to give too much away at this time since the idea is (at least to me) very obvious (and no, it's not a novel of 50,000 meows).