Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm NaNo-ing. Are You?

I've decided to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) this year. NaNo is where a bunch of crazy people commit to writing 1,666 words a day for 30 days in the hopes of producing the first draft of a novel. Yes, I've decided to be one of those crazy people.

I'm prickly scared. And I must finish the current draft of my WiP in one day so I'll be ready to go on November 1st.

I'm a pretty fast writer, so the idea of 1,666-words-a-day thing doesn't scare me. It's the EVERY DAY thing. Especially since the Dashingly Handsome Sidekick is heading into playoffs with his football team next week. And, you know, the small distraction of lots of little children who are the joy of my life (I am very glad to be distracted with them). And everything that's associated with being responsible for said children--meals, laundry, dirty bathrooms, etc. Oh, and Thanksgiving and my son's birthday also being in November. *deep breath*

But I'm going to attempt it. Just because it will get this novel I have simmering in my head started at the very least. And I may have a first draft at the very most.

I have nothing to lose, right? Except maybe my sanity. But sometimes I think sanity is overrated. If I lived my whole life worrying about keeping it, I'd have a boring life.

So, here's to NaNo! Who else is with me?

I'm registered as A.L. Sonnichsen (I know, very creative) if you'd like to be my buddy.

14 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you. Good luck!

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  2. I can't. I considered it but after finishing BLM, I don't have it in me. I need this month to revise and recover. Can't wait to hear about it though!

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  3. Best of luck with it!

    I'll be revising this month. :)

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  4. I'm joining you for the craziness!

    Though I'm not "officially" doing NaNo, since I'm already a few thousand words into my novel. But I do aim to write at least 50k on my rough draft this month. :)

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  5. You have nothing to lose ... Go for it. I still need to civilize my space, so I will most likely do short NF projects and keep my fingers in novel revisions. Though the idea of diving into a completely new book is very, very tempting ;)

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  6. Just wrote about my NaNoWriMo experience on my blog! I did finish the book (even w/three younger kids). You can do it! (Are you writing a YA novel?)

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  7. I'm in for the first time, and I can't wait :-)

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  8. Admirable, admirable.. quite admirable!
    I hope some of the friction from your rapidly firing fingertips surges through the internet and into my keyboard where it will inspire me into writing every day too! Certainly not as much as is required of NaNoing but maybe every day. And if my life isn't a living turmoil of chaos this time next year, I might just NaNo then!
    Good luck to you..!

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  9. I wouldn't be able to do it. I'll still revising my wip for another week before sending it to my final beta readers. And I'm still planning my next project. November will be NaNoPlaMo for me (pla=planning). :D

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  10. I'm doing NaNo! In fact, in Australia, it's already started. I've had a fantastic first day, and I hope you do too!

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  11. I'm not doing NaNo, but I am doing NaNoWriWs4U, so I'll still be tracking my daily word count. Good luck!

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  12. I signed up last month, and since then my life has turned into the most crazy , busy, hectic time ever! Nonetheless, I'm going to give it a try - you know what they say: When you want something to get done, give it to the busiest person! (or something like that...) And I NEED to get writing!

    I'm jojo19 on NaNoWriMo...

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  13. I've actually decided to do it again! I'm totally switching genres this time and I'm having a blast. But I'm not signing up since I know half of November I'll be busy. Just aiming for about 1000 words daily, give or take, till I finish this book.

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  14. Go, Amy!

    I've never done it. Once my new book is fully outlined, I'll start my own version. Also, I'll cheer on the participants! :)

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