I haven’t talked NaNo here and thought I should, as this is my first attempt. For those of you unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, here’s a bit of background:
Thousands of new and veteran writers commit to writing (or attempting to write!) 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. That’s an average of 1667 words a day. You are not to edit or worry much about craft at this point. It’s all about word count and finishing. I’ve never written this way before and thought I’d give it a try.
I’ve decided to write a prequel to A Cookie, A Jacket, A Letter, my mid-grade boy mystery. Maybe it will go somewhere, maybe not. I’m sure it won’t be 50,000 words (A Cookie is 27,000). The appeal is participating alongside others, meeting deadlines, and, for me, distracting myself from the publishing process with another manuscript.
Anyone who’s going to WriMo this month? Buddy me at NaNoWriMo.org. My name there is Caroline Starr Rose.
Rachael Levy says
I’m giving NaNo a go as well. Up at 4 a.m. to write my !,600+ words before anyone wakes. Feeling like a zombie by 2 p.m. Yikes!
Buddy me. My name is The Slow-Cooked Sentence.
I am writing in NaNo this year for the first time! Yikes! I am already behind, since yesterday was my wedding anniversary.
Buddy me, username tamikaeason.
Heidi Willis says
Good luck! I did a word-a-thon with my writers group once but something about NaNo scares me. I think because it’s not on my own terms! 🙂
Amalia T. says
You can buddy me if you like, my username is amalia 🙂
Sharon Mayhew says
Good luck, Caroline. I’m using NaNo to focus on three projects: a begining chapter book that is in revision, a MG historical fiction, and a YA. My name is skmayh…if you need another buddy.
Rosslyn Elliott says
Have fun! I’m not doing it, but I may need to start getting up at 4am to write. 🙂
You know, I don’t know if we’ve had this conversation yet, but yes, I’m doing NaNo! haha Are we NaNo Buddies? I’ll have to go check.
My username is FarEom.
How is your progress thus far? I’m up to 5000 words. Right on track and altogether very exciting as this is my first attempt at the NaNo whirlwind. 🙂