Together with a friend Sarah (esssjay on LiveJournal and twitter) we’ve come up with this crazymad idea of doing on our version of NaNoWriMo. 

In  NaNoWriMo you write 50,000 words for your novel.  That is a lot of words. We felt we wouldn’t be able to do it.  So we thought up IndyWriMo instead. 

And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the Indianopolis races or with Indiana Jones (although, maybe you could if you really wanted to write a novel about Dr. Jones). 

IndyWriMo means:

  • 30,000 words a month (as opposed to 50,000 with nanowrimo) – 1,000 words a day, every day
  • IndyWriMo is an excellent way to finish that novel you’ve had sitting in your bottom drawer
  • IndyWriMo is an excellent way to start that new novel you’ve been dithering about
  • IndyWriMo isn’t just for November so you can continue IndyWriMo and perhaps challenge friends to help keep you motivated.

We created an official site for IndyWriMo at: – pop by to check it out and maybe join us?