Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hippity Hoppity NaNo's on Its Way

In a little over a few short weeks, November will be here with all its sparkly wonderfulness.  The NaNo bunny will be leaving chocolate treats for all the good...


Wrong holiday.

November is Thanksgiving month (find a good song about Thanksgiving being on its way and I'll gladly change the post title)  November is also National Novel Writing Month - or as we all know it, NaNoWriMo.  NaNo for short.  It's the month where all good little writers get the accolades they're supposed to get, and the one where thousands of slightly deranged people sit down to write a novel in a month.

Or 50K into a novel, if you're like me.

Last year was the first year I officially signed up to play along, but I've been doing this to myself - by myself - since... well, I can't remember how long but it's been years.  In fact, right now I'm rewriting last year's NaNo novel and also the NaNo novel from the year before (or was it the year before that - the writing blurs into one long skidmark sometimes).

This year, regardless of how my two re-writes are going, I hope to jump into November with a shiny new story in a genre I've never tried before - MG Fantasy.  Yup.  I've never written MG before and I've never written straight fantasy before.  Should be an interesting exercise - like physical therapy.  (There's a reason Physical Therapy - aka PT - is also referred to Pain & Torture, ya know.)

Which means, if I want to get most of these two stories done by 10/31, I need to get cracking.

What about you?  Are you doing NaNo this year?  Whatcha planning on writing?


  1. WAY too much pressure for this wimpy girl!

  2. Cute picture.

    I won't be doing NaNo this year. I took part and managed to write 50k words in the 30 days both times, it was hard, but great fun. This year I need to concentrate on editing.

    Have fun.

  3. I am not officially participating in NANO, but I do intend on finishing my new novel this year, which will require 40k more words. And since October is a cluster already, that means I'll have November and December to get it done... we'll see. Work is also crazy right now, so I may be being overly ambitious.

  4. Whoever thought of having NaNo in November had to be seriously deranged! Why not do it in a slow month? You know, one that doesn't have any holidays.

    Still, I can't see me writing 50K in 30 days. Not unless I took some vacation to do it.

  5. Good for you for trying something new!!

    I'm not doing NANO since I'm supposed to get my current WIP to my agent by the end of this month, which means she'll probably ssk me to revise it next month, BUT I'm proud of you for tackling it!