Posts Tagged ‘nanowrimo’


So I haven’t posted about my nano experience here yet. I’ve been taking some recovery time! HA! My November was insane. My husband got the flu for ten days. I got the flu for 14 days. I got really sick again at the beginning of November. Then there was a big financial drama crisis with stolen identity and some family drama, too. It was an insane month! But I was determined to win. If you look up my writing chart on the site, it is the MOST effed up writing bar graph I’ve ever seen. I only wrote 8 days in November and I WON! WTH! That last day I wrote 13,800 words in one day. The thought of it makes me dizzy, but Scrivener at half price beckoned me forward. The best part of that last day, is I did it in 6 hours. I don’t even have words. Because I think my brain is still mashed potatoes.

What a story though! For some people, it’s about the winning, but for me Nano has always been about writing and community. It means everything to me to be encouraged to write and come together with others on the same journey. I’m really proud of what we all accomplished, whether you got the shiny winner plate or not.

I am working on finishing up the story and editing that one and another one to be submitted. I also have 2 additional series in the works and need to get those spit out sometime. So this year and next year will be a focus on writing. I’ve also written a total of 4 short stories ranging from 500-10,000 words throughout the month of November and today, NOT added into my novel word count above! I am impressed with myself, but more than that, I feel like I’m finally working wholeheartedly towards making my writing dream come true with a support system in place.


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More writing links

http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/blueroom/plots.htm A GREAT site with lists of plot ideas.

http://svenjaliv.blogspot.com/2011/10/word-count-trackers-for-nanowrimo-2011.html Awesome word count trackers. These are great not just for nano, but for writing in general if you want to make something out of it. An EXCELLENT way to make yourself be more organized and professional about your writing.

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/print-the-writing-cheatsheet-nanowrimo-tip-12_b42135 Excellent pocket guide to plots and more ideas for writing and keeping going.

Plot generators:





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I, along with a plethora of others, am subjecting myself to the punishment, I mean loveliness, that is NANOWRIMO! Spit out a 50,000 word novel in a month? NO PROBLEM! But this isn’t so much about nano as it is about writing in general. Never have I had so many people to talk with about writing, to encourage, to whine. I love it! I love the community we share for this one month, though fleeting, and I wish it lasted longer.

So today, I’m coming with lots of pep for those looking for inspiration and LOTS of freebies and goodies for anyone that is wanting to hone their craft. ENJOY LOVELIES!

7 free e-books until November 12th about writing!

Are you inspired and loafing about? Go read THE BUTT KICKING THREAD on the nanowrimo site for some tough love and get back to work!

30 tips from galleycat a blog about news in the writing world plus writing tips

A step by step breakdown to write 10,000 vs. 2,000 words a day.

Enjoy lovelies! And share the wealth!

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