National Novel Writing Month

Or NaNoWriMo for short.

Hello Friends!

If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo, it is an annual writing challenge which encourages you to write daily and hopefully eventually you end up with a novel. Simply put anyway. There are progress badges which I think are fun and even sponsors and offers. These I have not looked into that much, because my goal is just to write. I think the site wide word count is 50,000 by the end of the month, which I think it pretty doable. If I am wrong about any of this, please correct me. As you can probably tell I have not fully read the website, so apologies for that!

I attempted to partake in NaNoWriMo last year, but unfortunately fell ill right at the start of November and fell so far behind it became impossible to catch up. This year I got my cold out of the way nice and early, so I am going to attempt to start and finish it this year.

In my wallowing state yesterday, I found myself laying on the floor, looking at an app on my phone. This triggered an idea in my mind which I thought would make a good line in a book and from that line I have put together a plot and now with my idea in mind, I am ready to go!

I will not be documenting my writing daily on WordPress, as I do not want it to become tiresome or boring for yourselves. Instead it will all be written in on the NaNoWriMo website. I am not sure if my writing can be publicly shared on there, but if it can I will find out and let you know.

I am getting excited already and I hope to take this story all the way.

Wish me luck! And if you are participating too, let me know. I would love to know your ideas.  Good luck to those who are taking this journey too.

Until next time, get to writing!

-Sara

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73 Comments

  1. Best of luck!! Always meant to try this myself, or atleast since i heard about it a few years ago haha. Not sure i’ll do so this year as i’m all over the place and not focused enough to write just now.
    Hope you have a good idea for a story 🙂

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  2. Hey Sara!
    I’m doing NaNoWriMo too! I’m going to write the second book in my Tamisan series, Enigma. I’ve been plotting and planning and watching videos by Rachael Stephen, Jenna Moreci and Chris Fox to help my prep and now I can’t wait!
    Good luck!
    Sue

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  3. Good luck! I ‘am’ signed up once more – completed 1, partaken in parts of a few more. I have a few ideas to do with a short dialogue play that I write on Twitter a while back – I need to work on it and this November gives me the idea to put it within a novel setting. It may work – I have a bit of something to work with – and that is something. #dialogueforaplay if you have a mo.

    I hope your writing gets off to a good start and builds from there.

    Let the Month begin!

    🙂

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  4. I’ve done nano several times. Unless I’m mistaken or unless things are different this year, you can’t write into their website, you just do it in a document and tell them every day how many words you’ve written. At the end you upload your document and if it’s more than 50,000 words you are declared a “winner.” Have fun!

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  5. Good luck! I haven’t partaken in NaNoWriMo because to me every day is writing day and I know my own limits to what I can produce in a day. After awhile it just becomes garbage that needs to be omitted anyway. 😜. I know a few people who do this thought and it works well for them.

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      1. Thank you and don’t worry – any attempt is better than the blank page. Don’t stop now. Keep editing and keep writing. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading Bird By Bird by Anne Lamont. She gives great writing advice.

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