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Ready for NaNoWriMo?
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


I can’t believe it’s almost November! Where did the year go? And all you writers out there know what November is, right? It’s National Novel Writing Month!

According to NaNoWriMo’s website: “National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s a little more about how it all works.

I love the annual challenge. When I’m dragging my feet about writing those darn words, and letting my confidence sag at the thought of writing a long story, I remind myself about what I learn every year in NaNoWriMo—50,000 words a month is doable. I like breaking it down by day: 50,000 words in 30 days is just 1667 words a day. That doesn’t sound so insurmountable now, right?

I’ve already updated my NaNo page. Yes, if you join the NaNo challenge, you set up a page on their website. I love seeing the NaNo-meter increase every day. And I love seeing my friends’ progress too! If you’re thinking of joining the challenge, be sure to add me. My NaNo name is DelilahDevlin.

Are you joining the challenge? If so, let me know your NaNo name!

7 comments to “Ready for NaNoWriMo?”

  1. A. Catherine Noon
    · October 29th, 2013 at 7:07 am · Link

    Goodness, we weren’t already buddies! 🙂 I fixed that.

    I’m sort of ready for NaNo. I was just thinking this morning while doing my morning pages that I need to schedule some write-ins. I find writing with the company of others, doing word sprints, to be a useful method of getting velocity on the page.

    I hope you have a lovely rest of the week and a smashing start to NaNo!

  2. Anne
    · October 29th, 2013 at 7:54 am · Link

    Good luck making your goal. I’ll just enjoy the benefits of what you and the others produce.

  3. ronnie c
    · October 29th, 2013 at 11:57 am · Link

    I’m so excited about this…yeah ….can’t wait to start writing on November 1st!!! 😉 ❗

  4. Delilah
    · October 29th, 2013 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I added you too, Catherine!

    Ronnie, are you on my buddy list?

  5. Jennifer Wenn
    · October 30th, 2013 at 3:32 am · Link

    I’m joining for the second time this year. Last year it ended at a measly 47k for me, so this year my goal is to beat that! I think it’s so fun with NaNoWriMo and a great way to jump start a new project.
    This Friday me and my sister are going to our parents’ cabin to spend the weekend with NaNoWriMo and our laptops. Will be so fun!

  6. Delilah
    · October 30th, 2013 at 10:37 am · Link

    Jennifer! I’m so jealous! I’d love a writers’ retreat to kickstart NaNo!

  7. ronnie cornett
    · October 30th, 2013 at 11:28 am · Link

    I don’t think I’m on your buddy list Delilah…I’d like to be 😉

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