Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's NaNoWriMo Time

Today, November 1st, is the official start day of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). If you're in need of some great tips and free downloads of things like blank beat sheets, check out the NaNoWriMo posts over at Storyfix.com. Even if you think you know what you're doing, the story-planning advice there is well worth going over. I laid out my entire novel for the month ahead of time, and used many of those posts for guidance.

For those of you NaNo'ing along with me, I wish you the best of luck--it's an exhausting, yet satisfying endeavor. My goal for this year is to make my first draft tighter than in previous years, so that I'm not spending another six months in revisions. It's good to have goals, right? Try to have fun with it, and use a NaNo buddy to keep yourself accountable. Now stop reading and get to writing!

How many others are NaNo'ing this year? If you've done it before, are you approaching it differently this time?  


  1. This is my first year so I'm behind already! LOL It should be an exciting, frustrating and wonderful experience. Good luck to all those who are doing this as well. Sally

  2. It's my first year! Of course my laptop decided to get a hardcore virus last night just to add to the stress. Hopefully I will have it fixed soon.

    Good luck to you and everyone else who's participating.

  3. Sally and Theresa--good luck. The first year is the most fun, because you don't fully know what you're in for yet. ;)

  4. This is my fourth year and just for giggles, I actually wrote an outline! LOL I'm not a total planner yet, but I hope it helps me have a general sense of direction for the story.

  5. Adrianne--you're a NaNo veteran! Good luck w/ the outline...I'm posting this week about my experience using one this time around. :)


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