Sunday, October 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo - November 2012

Okay so I've been wandering aroung in the blogging community and heard a bit about NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth (NANOWRIMO). It's an entire month where you dedicate yourself to sit down and write like every single day a bit of your novel. The goal is to have 50,000 words of your novel written by the end of the month. Last year I was way too busy with school to focus on anything else. This year, I probably still am, but I'm going to try. Especially since I've been slacking on writing my novel all year. I still only have 15 pages of writing, roughly 9,000 words which means I have a long way to go.

I'm hoping NaNoWriMo (and you all) will help me stay on track. You may notice that during the month the amount of reviews I post will slightly decrease but that's to be expected since I'll be focused on writing other things. I'm hoping it works out and I dont quit in the middle.

My task for you all is to keep your eye on me. Don't let me quit, and if for some reason I start blaming my failure on the amount of homework I have, dont believe me. I never take more than about 10 hours per week to focus on homework. That leaves a bunch of time to focus on this. As an incentive for you all to make sure I do this, I will be hosting a giveaway at the completion of the month if I write the allotted number of words. Haven't decided what I'm giving away yet, but it'll be great.

If you too are participaring in NaNoWriMo, add me as a buddy: Beckoned By Books.

Good luck to you all.
 

6 comments:

Sue Bursztynski said...

Enjoy, but remember that the point of this activity is to have fun. That's what the web site says, anyway!:-)

Lisa Mandina said...

Are you working on the novel you already have? I thought for NaNoWriMo you were supposed to start a whole new one each year? Or else I'd pull out the one I got about 30,000 words in on a couple years ago and get back to work on it. Good luck though!

Lan said...

Yay! I'm so excited to be doing this with you by my side this year. I so won't let you quit. I've taken a week off work so I can get in the right headspace to expect many annoying emails from me :)

Sherre said...

Sue: it is, but still. I tend to quit on lots of things that require my attention for more than 1 day, therefore, I still need the support.

Lisa: Yes I think I am. I never saw any rules so I wasn't really sure if I could or couldn't. Since this is my first year though, I think it should be okay to cheat a tiny bit. I do know though that I'm not going to count those first 9000 words in my word count. That would really be cheating!

Lan: Thanks so much and I too am excited. I wish I could take a week off work but now that they've made me a permanent employee I cant do something like that for at least a year :( Your emails won't be annoying. They may just be the right thing to keep me on track!

Anonymous said...

It is thanks to you that I even found out about this write-a-thon call Nanowrimo; so I can't wait to get started today writting right along with you. But wow, 50,000 words...that sure does seem like a whole lot, but I guess once you get into the swing of things they will just spill right out your brian and onto the page. I don't know about you, but my major problem is probably going to be not editing as I go. I remember reading that under the tips portion of the website, and I'm horrible at that; being I'm bit of a perfectionist.

But if you're going to press through to the end, I can too. We will all do our best to keep you on track and I know you'll do the same for us.

Wishing you good luck and success this Nanowrimo.

- YSA

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