Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NaNoWriMo: Only 29 days left!

If you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, you now have only 29 days left to complete your novel of 50,000 words or more.

So. Who got off to a good start today?

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Pattie said...

Love the pic!
I've started, and that's good, right? LOL

pram said...

You actually write long hand?!! That's great. I love to write long hand too, but then wouldn't be able to do all the Word stuff. So... typing online in my unpublished blog. I'm at 800 words for today. Have to carve a little time elsewhere in the evening. It's my first time :)

Good luck with your writing!

Julie said...

I did! I'm rewarding myself with some blog reading because I met today's goal. Thank you for mentioning NaNoWriMo! You made me smile.

Carrie said...

I'm finding it a serious challenge to write and care for four kids, two of them demanding preschoolers! I'm only at 607 word! Not even one page! Yikes! I'm going to start getting up earlier, typing during naps, and whipping out a few hundred words before bed. I really want to finish this book, even if 90% of it turns out to be trash.

Sue aka MsCreativity said...

So far I've had a good couple of days. I'm participating in an unofficial capacity via the eHarlequin thread because I'm already in the middle of a current wip.

I've decided that the time has come for me to take my writing seriously, and I can't do that when I fritter away ever moment reading blogs, lol!

Reporting a daily word count etc. on the message board has ensured that I find some self-discipline. Although having said that, it is early days so it might fizzle out yet! But, if I can make my willpower stay I should have a completed first draft by the end of November...

Sue :-)

P.S. Just want you to know that even though I've not been visible I've been enjoying reading your blog via email... well email's allowed isn't it? ;-)

Julie said...

Brenda -- I saw yesterdays "Marvin" comic strip, and it made me think of your blog. I'd post a link, but as far as I can tell it's not available online (for free, anyway).

Good luck with your NaNo!

Julie said...

Silly me, it's right here:

(Sorry about the ugly html!)

Brenda Coulter said...

[Pattie wrote] I've started, and that's good, right?


You actually write long hand?!!

Goodness, no, Pram. I staged that photo to make you laugh. (Click on the pic to enlarge it and see how much trouble I was having coming up with a good opening line.) Hope your first NaNo is successful.

Thank you for mentioning NaNoWriMo! You made me smile.

Well, Julie, maybe you'd better brace yourself, because one of the best things about November is that I get to spend it heckling the NaNoWriMo participants. (Hurry! Hurry! Only 27 days left!) No, I have never jumped into the fray, myself, because writing every day is something I already do.

Reese, I got tired just reading your comment. ;-) And by the way, since manuscripts are always double-spaced, 250 words is considered a page. So congratulations on getting almost 2-1/2 pages done.

Just want you to know that even though I've not been visible I've been enjoying reading your blog via email...

Thanks a bunch, Sue. Maybe I should keep my posts short this month so they don't cut too much into your writing time.

Julie, thanks for sharing the Marvin comic. I'm still waiting for my blog to become famous enough that Outback Steakhouse sics their lawyers on me for trademark infringement! I've never been able to discover whether "No rules...just right" is a common saying in Oz or if Outback just made it up.

Marianne Arkins said...

I'm having a blast at NaNo and have about 7000 words so far. I loved it last year, I love it this year, so heckle away...

I always write every day, too, but not usually this much. It's great incentive.

Brian said...

I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year, but after reading about it last year in USA Today I got inspired. I've finished 30,000 words so far. I even started a blog about the experience.