Posts tagged ‘NaNoWriMo’

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My goal: Finish, edit, and publish Pause by my 17th birthday

I’m giving myself 17 months to finish writing, edit, and get Pause, my favorite thing I’ve ever written, published, in a project I’m calling 17 months of scary, fun, exciting things. Currently it’s at ~17,000 words. I’d like to have it ‘done’ on or near 50,000 Thankfully, 17,000 is a bit ahead of people doing NaNoWriMo, so I’ll hop in there, ditching my current craptastic WIP Outsiders. Sounds fun.

And that’s really all I have to say about that.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

6 things I have learned about NaNoWriMo

After attempting (and losing) NaNoWriMo two years in a row, I’ve learned a few things. Your mileage may vary.

  1. Do not, unless under emergency circumstances say “Oh, I’m about a thousand words short, but I’ll catch up tomorrow” If you start doing this, you will do this tomorrow, and the next day, and you’ll get terribly behind.
  2. write every day. Well, this kinda falls under the first one, but oh well.
  3. Do not write  all of your words for the day at one time. It’s not fun. Write a few in the morning, a few in the afternoon, and a few at night. Or something like that.
  4. Do word wars. Follow @NaNoWordSprints on twitter to get, you guessed it, word sprints directly from the NaNo staff. You can also follow other people who are doing NaNo to get word wars. There’s a great list of NaNo people on twitter here http://twitter.com/simplywriting/nanowrimo
  5. If you tell yourself that you’re going to write 5,000 words tomorrow, write 5,000 words tomorrow.
  6. The “Week 2 Blues”? More like the 12k-20k blues. I firmly believe that it’s not week two, but that point in your novel where you have no idea where you’re going.

Again, your mileage may and probably will vary.

So that’s it. Have you done NaNo? Feel free to share how it went in the comments!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 2 of novelling madness.

Well, it’s day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m about to say words that I never thought I would say.

I am ahead on my wordcount.

Well, not by much. 3552 when I’m supposed to be at 3334. but still. progress is progress. And I have more written in two days then I wrote all last year. So I’m happy. G’nightnow.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

So…

It’s the beginning of NaNoWriMo, and I am actually almost done with the 1667 words for today. In a few minutes, I’ll finish the 74 more that I need to be done. How’s everyone else doing?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

So I figured something out yesterday…

There are three months that are designed to help you write/finish/edit that novel you’ve always wanted to write.

NaNoWriMo: 50K words of a new story in November

NaNoFiMo: an additional 30K words onto an unfinished story in December

NaNoEdMo: 50 hours of novel editing in the month of March.

I’ll be doing this, definitely. Anyone else?

Or, if you wanna go all the way, and bust out the script for the movie, do Script Frenzy in April, 100 pages of script, for TV, Movie, Play, etc.