Posts tagged ‘NaNoWriMo09’

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!

Friday, November 6, 2009

And just like that, I’m behind again.

Well, I’m behind in my wordcount again. About a day and a half behind. Ah well, Tomorrow is Friday, and the day after is Saturday, so I’ll get a bunch more done. How’s everyone else doing on their wordcount?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Guys, I need help.

Okay, for NaNo this year, I’m doing a Sci-Fi/Humor novel. I’m not sure I’m ready to tell you guys the plot yet, but I need some help. More focused on Sci-Fi? or more focused on Humor? Or an equal balance of both? Vote here http://twtpoll.com/713ioy Thanks, guys!

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.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Moleskines

I just picked up a Moleskine at Barnes and Noble today. Great notebook. The specific one I got is the Red Woodstock Limited edition. Linkage here http://www.moleskine.com/about_us/news/moleskine_goes_to_woodstock.php

I like it a lot, but I found it a little expensive at almost $20USD, but that’s after taxes. Anyone else use one of these? I’ll be using it for this year’s NaNoWriMo

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hey, I’m back.

haha, it’s been a while, eh?
I just finished an Instructable last night, so check it out, rate, comment, do whatever http://www.instructables.com/id/Tri-fold-paper-wallet/
also.
CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!
NaNoWriMo is in three months and I have no idea what to write about [/panic]
Okay, maybe I’m planning a little too far ahead, but hey, whatever.