Music Monday brings NaNoWriMo and the Book of Love

November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. I liken the event to “vomiting out a novel” in a month’s time.  Participants began writing on November 1st with the goal to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59:59, November 30th.

The main objective of NaNoWriMo is output. It’s about quantity, not quality. Given this, anyone can join and is encouraged to write with abandon, take risks, and most importantly—forget their internal editor. Some years ago, I tried it and failed. It’s not for everyone, but I know many friends and writers do it and find it a tremendous way to kickstart their writing.

Here’s a song about books and writing by Peter Gabriel, and for all those participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I wish you much success,






Filed under Musical Mondays

10 responses to “Music Monday brings NaNoWriMo and the Book of Love

  1. Perfect song for November. I’m doing NaNo after forgoing it for two years. To me it’s more about releasing the words caught up inside and learning to trust a story without all the thinking and worrying. It’s magical. I think my muse has come back for a visit and I sit here laughing.


  2. ‘To each his own’! I won’t be participating, but wish all who do good luck!
    Good choice in songs, sweet lady… 🙂


  3. I couldn’t do it. November is too hectic a month for me to begin with.


  4. Turhan

    I don’t know where you found that song by Peter Gabriel, Eden, but I gotta tell ya. His tone has so much feeling, full of human spirit. Thanx I kinda needed that 🙂


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