Saturday, July 30, 2011

NaNoWriMo





I put a reminder on my virtual calendar to decide now whether or not I want to join in National Novel Writing Month 2011, which is only three months away. I've got a book being released in November and another due in December, plus all the usual holiday prep to deal with, so unless some miracle or disaster clears my schedule, I'm probably just going to be in the cheering section this year.

Are you guys planning to participate this year? Got any special plans? Let us know in comments.

21 comments:

  1. Oook. It's only July. You might as well ask if I'm done with my Christmas shopping.

    I'd say yes, sure, like always - but today, I don't feel like I know anything. I'm frustrated and worried and just plain old tired.

    I *hope* so. How's that for an answer?

    By the way, have you checked out campnanowrimo.com yet? Same great torture, slightly different style, all in midsummer.

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  2. Aaaack. Forgive me.

    That link should be campnanowrimo.org, not com

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  3. Last year I completed a couple of junior novels during Nano. (To stay within the rules, I told myself it was one long novel, then split it on Dec 1st)

    I'm pitching one and editing the other, and am also editing Hal 5 and working on a Hal Spacejock short story/novella. I think this November I'll still be in edit mode, and I can't believe it's only 3 months away.

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  4. I am debating joining again. I did it for the first time last year and loved it. However I have a lot of edits to get through on two novels.

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  5. I'll probably participate - it'll be my sixth nano. And I usually write with a group of friends who participate, so it's "the thing to do" in November.

    I've been researching 1905 Odessa for a steampunk fantasy I'm calling Golem, So I'm thinking that I'll write that one.

    And root for everyone writing. :)

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  6. Absolutely. Rough outline, notes, character sketches are all well on the way. Looking forward to the most complex novel I've written so far.

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  7. I'm still waffling about NaNo this year. It might be just the thing I need to kick my writing in the butt. Still, I'd like to be midway through writing something - anything - by November. I'll just have to see what happens.

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  8. I read a lot but don't comment, but couldn't resist this one.

    I'm definitely doing Nanowrimo this year after a miserable showing last year. I have to redeem myself, after all. I'm also doing Camp Nano starting on Monday. Same thing, more relaxed, more convenient time of year, and you get an extra day because August has 31!

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  9. I'm joining. God knows how I'll find the time, but it worked last year...

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  10. Depends. Starting in Sept., I need 45 days to finish 3 books. Then I have a 4th to write. Depending on how that goes, I may be doing #4 for NaNo. Or I might be revising like a crazy person before writing again in Dec.

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  11. I tried my first NaNoWriMo last year and surprised myself by actually making the word count in spite of weird drama and a deceased computer. I thought, "Well, done that!" And now I've been finding myself thinking about what I might write and whether to outline or just keep track of notations, so it seems I'll be doing it again this year. I didn't know it was habit-forming!

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  12. Nope. No nano for this wolf. :p I'll be heading Stateside again to visit with my partner during November, and I'll want to make the most of if. :-)

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  13. I'm hoping to participate. First time in 12 years I won't have any kids at home. But, since I'm still working through The Artist's Way I don't know if I'll have any ideas to write by then.

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  14. I haven't decided yet. This would be my fourth and I've yet to finish one. I'll just have to wait and see when it gets close if I think I have an idea that I can run with just then.

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  15. For some bizarre reason, its the only way I can complete a novel :(
    I like the whole intensity of it all so I guess I'll be doing it again this year :)

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  16. Atropa Rainwater1:42 PM

    I'm planning on doing NaNo this year. Last year was my first time, and even though I only made it to 25,000 words because of life, I loved it.

    This year has been particularly stressful, between money problems, starting a new business, and losing a family member - so I would love to begin my wrap up of this year with a NaNo run.

    Even if I don't "win" it would still put my mind into a good place.

    Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to work on! (I might bend the rules a bit and work on a story that already has a dozen pages written - and only count the new stuff.)

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  17. Anonymous1:47 AM

    I'd like to Nano this year to keep up my run but I don't feel like I'm getting any better with my writing... frustrating. Oh well.

    Ron

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  18. Hi Lynn,
    Not doing Nanowrimo this year because I have been writing every month for the first time in years. I really appreciate them because they helped me finish my first book.

    Woot... and bless em

    Cyn

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  19. I won't be participating. Last year, Nanowrimo broke my writing. Something as seemingly silly as the negativity their poorly worded statistics page displayed triggered this mean, nasty little voice in my head that sabotaged my writing for two solid months. I think I'm better off waving pom poms for everybody else and keeping to the "write like you mean it" philosophy I fall back on every day.

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  20. Whether I write for Nano this year is still up in the air but I'll definitely be participating in group events. Our local chapter (Central Iowa Authors) is in the hundreds of active participants now and we host some kind of write-in plus virtual write-ins daily. As one of our ML's minions, my prep work for all of that is well under way.

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  21. I will definitely be participating. I love nano.

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