One Week Until NaNoWriMo!


Well, it’s my own damn fault. I haven’t used my time as well as I should. For ROW80, this week has been disappointing. Only a few days did I do an “acceptable” amount of writing. I did take time off from my WIP to polish up a short for the America’s Next Author contest, and I started another short for a local anthology.

The problem with that is I wanted to finish my WIP before NaNoWriMo, because I want a fresh start without an unfinished project hanging over my head. I have a week to make that push and get it done. It’s possible. But even if I don’t finish it, November 1 I’m putting all else aside and writing The Chapel at the End of the Universe.

How about you? Do you NaNo?

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A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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7 Responses to One Week Until NaNoWriMo!

  1. My fingers are crossed that you get done by November 1st, AmyBeth. I don’t NaNo myself, as I can’t really fit an extra 1667 words into my day. I write policies and procedures for the day job, then an hour a day on academic articles, and another for the dissertation. I’d be inviting brain fry, I fear. I’ll be on the sidelines–you’ll recognize me, I’m the one waving pom-poms!

    That said, I sometimes think about joining the NaNo rebels and working on something already in the pipeline, or just not worrying about “winning.”

    Here’s to a great, productive week till November 1st!

  2. Oh, and I am outlining my novel–that takes a bit of brain power as well. 🙂

    • Thanks for the cheering! I love your pom poms 😛

      Outlining does take a lot of work. I prefer to pants it, however by the time I’m about 1/3 of the way through I need to do a little outlining because the last 2/3 of the story is in my brain and I can’t write fast enough.

  3. John Holton says:

    I’m not doing NaNo this time around; I tried it in August. The upside is that I’ll be able to cheer everyone else on. Good luck!

  4. Tia Bach says:

    Wishing you all the best for NaNo. This is my first attempt at it, and I’m terrified. I had good intentions during October to get ahead and get prepared. Life had other plans. I’m heading into November very nervous, but I’m hoping for the best.

    • The good thing about NaNo is that if you don’t make it, it’s no big deal. It’s just really nice to be struggling alongside others across the world doing the same thing at the same time.

      Good luck!

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