I love National Novel Writing Month. My first participation and my first ‘’win was in November 2010 when I wrote the development draft of a novel then called “After Africa” which became “As Long As She Lives” and my debut novel. I haven’t done NaNo every year — last November I was deep in editing … Continue reading On ‘losing’ NaNoWriMo for my own good.
For the third year running, I’m going for that 50,000 brand spanking new words in November – no editing or second guessing allowed! At last, I’ll be working on a first draft of The War of Wind and Moon. See you in December with a review of how the Kinesis keyboard stood up to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2012 begins!
In May 2011 I put up a post on a great, free web app for writers, called Write Track. In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I logged in to set up my NaNo project (it starts in 2 days and I’m chomping at the bit) and found that Write Track had had quite a make over, so … Continue reading Pre-NaNo Write Track Update
I was a rebel for National Novel Writing Month, this year, albeit a tame one. Instead of starting a new novel, I used NaNo as an excuse/permission to put away a draft which was becoming a spaghetti bowl of potential plot threads and spend a month simply writing from the start again, knowing my characters … Continue reading NaNoWriMo ate my November
For those who are not aware, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, when writers (from all over the globe, despite the name) commit to starting a new novel on November 1st and write 50,000 words of a first draft by November 30. Obviously, the main point is to create a community to encourage and cajole … Continue reading Write Track makes it NaNoWriMo all year round.
I hit 50,000 words yesterday evening and verified my word count today, so I have officially joined the ranks of NaNoWriMo winners! Shortly after midnight, when the scene that brought me to the magic number was done, this is what my NaNo Stats looked like: Such a lovely shade of green, don’t you think? … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Going Green–um, Purple!
Has it really been two weeks?! (where is an interrobang, when you need one?) Today is day 16 of NaNoWriMo so midnight last night was the halfway point and this is where I was at at 3 a.m: As you can see, I’m well on the way to achieving that 50K goal by November 30. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Halfway there!
NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and each November since 1999, writers around the world (it really should be INNoWriMo by now) have signed up to be challenged, cheered or harangued (whatever works for you) by each other to write 50,000 words of a novel (or a whole novella) from November 1st to … Continue reading Do you NaNoWriMo?