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NaNoWriMo is Coming!

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is coming!

Are you participating? If so, leave a link to your username so I can add you to my buddy list. (I’m KristinaVH on the forums!)

There was a thread with some preparation tools that got wiped, but I turned it into a Google Doc to save the information. Then, I turned it into a web page here. I wanted to let you all know about it in case you’re working on planning for NaNoWriMo or you are planning another story since even non-NaNoers can use it for story creating.

You can view the page here.

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26 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo is Coming!

        1. NaNo is loads of fun! It’s exciting to have so many writers interacting with each other. I keep forgetting that you write too. Do you have an idea for your novel yet? or are you going to rebel and do a series of short stories?

          1. I prefer mainstream usually a mix of adventure and romance. I like suspense thrillers too but haven’t tried writing one. I saw from your profile that you have won many times! That’s awesome! 🙂
            What genre do you like? And any advice for a first timer?

          2. I’m usually a fantasy writer. I am thinking about doing some YA stories too.

            My first year I had a mentor that helped me stay motivated.

            Beware of Week 2. It is what separates the winners from those who do not finish; you will likely doubt yourself and regret trying.

            Make friends on the forums and/or via twitter. Sharing the experience with others helps you stay motivated. Write ins are cool too (I’ve only been to 1 though cuz I’m shy, LOL). Virtual write ins are even better. Add @NaNoWordSprints and participate in their word war sprints to boost your word count.

            Also, reverse NaNo is much better in my opinion than the 1667 word a day goal. I am not someone who can write every day. My attention span just doesn’t seem to allow it. Actually at the time, my job and school work didn’t allow it. I was in college for all of the challenges except 2013 and 2014. I would write crazy amounts on the weekend to make up for it, but it can be very distressing to a newbie when you are behind.

            That’s why I recommend reverse NaNo, which starts you off with a larger word count and ends with just one word on the last day. It takes advantage of your enthusiasm in the beginning and makes it so that you are ahead of the game during the terrible week 2 slump that claims so many. Check it out at http://nanowrimo.org/forums/nano-prep/threads/250759 The first post has the number of words per day.

            And most importantly, remember it’s a first draft. It isn’t supposed to be perfect. 🙂

  1. Will check it out. Namo is Narendra Modi in India and Nano is the smallest Indian car. By any chance, could this be a writing marathon focused on these two? Perhaps not – the kind of excitement I see here has to mean that it’s something totally different. Aha! I got it. National Novel Writing Month! It sounds intriguing…bookmarking your post. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Considering it seriously now. Write 50K words in a month! It’s a tall order – and if I enter…and finish (?) my novel would be genre less – or is there a humor novel genre? Perhaps registering for it would give me a better idea. Kristina, have you participated before? I went through their wikipedia page and it appears that they’ve been here for a long time.

  2. Yay! Another NaNoWriMo-er….that was a mouth full. I think I’m going to do it again this year. Then again, I don’t really have a story yet. I have a very, very wispy idea of one. I’ll definitely have to make it more concrete before November.
    Oh, and my user name is invisibleworld
    I’m looking forward to November!

  3. Wow, that’s a brilliant list!

    I’ll rebel this year because I’ve a novel that needs a serious rewrite, and I reckon 40k are about the amount I’ll have to add, so there’s room for flash fiction and short stories, too. I’ve got most of my editing plan in place, I think, so I should be all set (fingers crossed…).

      1. I think it’s only my second time as a rebel. But I really need to finish this story first before I start something new. That’s what the blog’s for… 😀

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