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Most readers here are probably familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which started yesterday. Well, a few people have decided to co-opt or adapt it into something else. Charlotte Frost at Phd2Published suggests AcBoWriMo for Academic Book Writing Month and James Smith at MITH suggests NanoDHMO for a digital humanities project.

I like the spirit of these projects. As someone who often self-censors or automatically says “no” to things, I like the idea of just doing it, no matter how crazy it sounds, and worrying about editing later.  As much as I like these two ideas, though, I’m sticking with NaNoWriMo.  Maybe the other projects should try for different months. It would be kinda cool to have a different crazy project each month.