I have one NaNoWriMo for the 5th time out of 5 years. It was a bit closer this year due to being ill. Harder to get that word count in. So it was slow and steady wins the race instead of finishing mid-month. Two Works in Progress For this NaNo I had two half-finished WIPs… Continue reading NaNoWriMo for the win: two for the price of one
Okay so writing 50k in a month seems like and is insanity. But we do it because we are nutbars. But how do we stay at least a little sane? First analyze your actual level of sanity. Are you nutty nutty nutbars already? Then cool, it won't affect you at all. And if it does,… Continue reading How to survive NaNoWriMo sane
I just finished my final edits on book 2 of the Alignment in time for Nano. Cutting it by a fine edge as well. NaNoWriMo as you might know is the writing month of November where a bunch of us nutty writers aim to write a novel (50k words) in a month. Or more. I… Continue reading Almost November: NaNoWriMo time!
Today a couple of minutes ago I surpassed 50,000 words and won Nano at 50, 105. Average words per day 3748. I wrote in the morning and evening after taking my vertigo medication. Any other time, too woozy and dizzy to really write. And even as is it will be riddled with errors I will… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: In for the Win
The slump In Nanowrimo, I always hit the slump. That part of the novel where I just do not know directly where I am going with it, or need research, or just fall out of the groove. And the word count goes down. I get frustrated. I just want to move it along the path… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: the slump
There is a flaw I found one year on Nano working on a novel. I would write 3-5k a day. I can do it regularly. I am doing it right now. Except for today where I was laid out by illness. Such days occur as a disabled writer. Annoyed the hell out of me. But… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: one mistake not to make
On Twitter, writers are tagging to post your favourite lines of your current work in progress. I always find it hard to pick a section. So I picked the first death in the novel. Errors and all. It is the first draft. 😀 Other NaNoWriMo Posts: Nanowrimo: WIP images Nano: Progress report Nano: so it… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: a taste
So here are some images on the theme this work in progress is about. A sorcerer learning about her past on a mission for vampires she doesn't even like. All to save a witch she knows well. WORD COUNT: 23,168 NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo: Progress report NaNoWriMo: So it begins! NaNoWriMo prep
Word count: 13,792 This book is progressing faster than normal. I do tend to finish early anyway, but this is a good leap ahead in the start giving my illness. I do think I know why. This is the second book in a series. I Know this world. I Know this character and sub-characters. I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Progress report
NaNoWriMo is when in November writers put pen to paper, clicks to the keyboard, to get down 50k words (Which can be an entire novel although I write fantasy so I get about halfway there). On the site, you track your words. And you could cheat at that but you'd literally just be cheating yourself.… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: so it begins!
NaNoWriMo is in the month of November writing 50k on a book you have. And in progress book or a new one. A book of poetry if you want. Or non-fiction. Or genre fiction. Anything at all as long as you get to 50k. Then you win and they do have prizes for that. Like… Continue reading Blogtober: NaNoWriMo prep
I think this is my 5th or 6th Nano and I have won every year. I won yesterday night and it is my latest win to date. I tend to win around mid-month because I average around 2k-2500 words. But this year I was finishing a novel that was tricky and when that was complete… Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo
November is almost over and I have, as I posted, hit the 50k a bit ago. And I am gearing up to finish my novel. What I like about NaNo: We learn what we are capable of: I know for example I am fully capable of writing 2400 works in three hours a day. Well… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Experience
I have breached the 40k mark and currently sit at 43,827 before this night of writing.At this pace I should be done early which gives me some level of comfort. I don't think this particular novel has much more than 50-60k in it. When I edit it might expand a little. I have done not… Continue reading NaNo progress
I have only ever done one Nano and that was last year. I wrote it like I write every novel... straight as I go. Pantsing. Seat of my pants style. This year I have one of those concepts that I know if I go with it it is going to fizzle out soon and I… Continue reading NanoWriMo and planning
Are you a planner? Or a fly by the seat of your pants writer? I fly by the seat of my pants. I have a novel concept, general plot and a main character. And then I start. See where it takes me. It gets more depth. Subplots crop up. Characters develop and become more important… Continue reading What type of writer are you?
I just finished my 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. It has been a fun journey and have greatly enjoyed this first time experience of this writing competition. There is something great about learning and knowing you can consistently write every single day and make progress on your work. It is a great feeling. It tells me… Continue reading We have a Winner!
It is about midway through the month of writing November. Currently my target should be 25k and I am at 37,091. I have been pretty consistent writing about 2k to 2500 a night. And it is definitely a night. Earliest start time is midnight. So my day 14 is actually posted for the 15th. I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo
So I am doing Nano this November. I have never done it before. It just always seemed like back timing for me with other things like work and other obligations. However, I have always had a strong desire to do it. The thrill of writing that much in a day with a deadline at the… Continue reading NanoWriMo