Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

It's that time of year again. Leaves are changing colors, the air is slowly turning crisp and cool, apple cider and pumpkin flavored everything is in season, and it's time you start planning what you're going to be obsessively writing next month for the event that makes everyone say "NaNo- what now?" when you tell them about it. 

Yes it's almost time for NaNoWriMo!

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NaNoWriMo is one of my favorite times to write. I've done it twice before, winning once, and failing once. It's true that November can be extremely busy, but what I love about NaNoWriMo is that it makes your novel a priority in your life, and gives you step by step goals to finishing it. Honestly I hardly ever get any writing done except when I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April or July, or NaNoWriMo itself in November.

I still haven't decided what project I'm going to be working on this November, since I have so many potential stories rattling around in my brain, each telling me that it is the best idea in the world and must be written as soon as possible. So it's hard to choose. Should I go with the new Mystery series I thought up? The sequel to The Paths of Thyme? The fantasy adventure I've been brainstorming all summer? The novel I didn't complete last November? Or any of the other ones? I guess I'll have to get back to you when I finally decide which one to write.

What about you? What do you plan on writing this November? Are you going to be participating in NaNoWriMo? Have you ever done it before? How far did you get? Any helpful ideas about choosing which story to write for NaNoWriMo? Please comment below!


  1. Hello, I'm new to your blog. :) I've never done NaNoWriMo on account of being "too busy" (two jobs and college will do that to you), but I'm starting to realize that there really is never going to be a "best time" to write 50,000 words in a month, haha. So I'm going to do it for the first time this year. Super excited. I look forward to your updates on how planning is going. I think I've chosen my idea but we'll see. :)

    1. Hello there and welcome! * Throws confetti everywhere* May I ask how you found my blog? I'm really glad to have you.

      Yeah I know what you mean. Working one full time job keeps me plenty busy, I can hardly imagine how crazy it must be adding another job and school on top of that. Yikes. You go girl! I'm so glad you decided to join the crazy fun! I've been trying to recruit everyone I know, because it's such an amazing experience!

      For sure I'll keep you updated, and I hope to hear from you as well as you set out on this epic quest.

  2. I'm sadly not doing Nano but I am super excited for everyone who is, because books!
    I hope you don't have a hard time picking which book, you can do it!

    1. Aw that's too bad, hopefully you can do it next year. :) Thanks for the encouragement! :)

  3. Whoooo, NaNo season!!! :D My favorite time of year. It's SO fun and I just get insanely pumped. Writing a novel along with thousands of others all around the world is kind of the coolest feeling ever.

    I can't wait to hear about what story you decide on. The best advice I can give you on that is choose the one that makes you the most excited. NaNo is REALLY hard if you're writing a book you're not too excited over. So I say whatever thrills you the most, go for it!

    I hope you have the very best NaNo yet! It's gonna be awesome! :D

    1. I know right? It's so much fun!

      Well you'll be sure to hear about whichever one I choose to work on. Thanks for the advice, I'll keep thinking about it. :)