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.


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.


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