Wednesday, November 01, 2017

NaNoWriMo Begins

Welcome to the first day of National Novel Writing Month. For the next thirty days, writers all over the world will be racing to pen a 50,000 word novel, and I'll be one of them. I'll upload what I write and edit each day on my Google Docs account and post links here so you can follow my progress with Haunted House Style, my sequel to Ghost Writer.

Throughout November I'll be reporting on how I juggle this with my day job, thoughts on how to improve productivity, whine about problems (just a little) and otherwise detail how the experience goes for me. I also plan to paticipate in at least one of the official NaNoWriMo real-world events -- my very first time doing that -- and I'll let you know how that/those go.

If you have an account set up on the official NaNoWriMo site, and would like to be my writing buddy, my user name is Lynn Viehl, and my novel information page is here. I promise to nag you at least once or twice during November, and I'd love to hear how your novel is coming along, too.

I'm really excited about this opportunity to continue Emma's story. If you're also diving in, welcome -- tell us what you'll be writing in comments.

Added: Haunted House Style 11/1/17


  1. Well, so far, I have a few words, but a migraine is not conducive to writing. I'll have to make up for anything I'm short on today. I'm hoping to write at least 6 pages a day. That's roughly 250 words per page. If I can do that, or make that amount up from days like this, I should be good.

    I hope.

    1. Oh, sorry about the migraine. It's the first day, so you shouldn't beat yourself up. I'm using the Pomodoro Timer to keep me on task with work and NaNoWriMo, and weirdly it's working very well.

    2. It's just a lousy way to start out, but Dr. Wicked will help. I've used it for a long time. When he first did the Write or Die program, everything would disappear if you didn't hit your goal. It doesn't anymore, but what an incentive that was!

  2. I'm not doing very well to begin with, but I'll catch up on the weekend. I've only got 3k words so far. That being said, I'm working on a novel that's been in pieces for a while. So I'm only counting strictly new content.
    It wasn't my original intent, but they got very loud a few days ago. So there you have it. Only writers say they hear voices and it's okay. :)


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