Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's almost time for NaNoWriMo. We know the NaNo deal: Thirty days to write 50,000 words. 

I've read a few NaNo themed posts. There are some fabulous tips out there for how to approach it. And, if you don't want to NaNo, there are posts waiting. As for me? I don't hate the concept. I love the idea that NaNo pushes you to write. I like that the goal encourages making time write. But will I be doing NaNo? No.

Everything in me wants to say I'll do NaNo every year, but I always seem to be in the middle of a WIP when NaNo rolls round (or editing one). This year is no different (I'm in the writing stage). 

So I've got a few links for if you still aren't decided: 

Thinking of saying yes to NaNo? Elana Johnson talks about gearing up for NaNo. Ali Cross also has some reasons for NaNo-ing.

Thinking of saying No to NaNo? Check out the annual Dear John letter to NaNoWriMo by Maggie Stiefvater. 

What about you? Will you be NaNo-ing this year? Any tips for making the process easier. 


  1. I'll definitely be doing NaNo this year, despite the tons of reasons I shouldn't. (I'm in the middle of 2 WIPS, I have no time, etc etc)

    Last year's NaNo was supposed to be for fun for me, but it was a total success so I'm very excited to delve into it this year. I like a challenge, and I really like the concept of just writing for fun and not stressing over every single sentence trying to make it perfect for publication.

  2. I won't be doing NaNo this year. I thought about it but decided to work on revisions for my WIP instead. I just finished the rough draft and don't want to switch to another project yet. Maybe next year.

  3. Just found this blog - excited to see what you guys post in the future. The fact that you have so many owls all over makes me think we are going to be friends :)

    Oh, and I'm doing NaNo this year, with an absolute determination to WIN!

  4. I too am participating in NaNo this year even though it would be smarter to skip it. I've never been noted for doing the smart thing.

    I loved Maggie Stiefvater's Dear John letter to NaNo. It cracked me up.

  5. I'm doing NaNo! Just like I have the last four years. November wouldn't be November without it! :D I can't wait!

  6. I'm doing PiBoIdMo -- 30 picture book ideas in 30 ideas! Well, I'll be happy with any book ideas! I need something to free my mind to get new ideas flowing.

  7. Yes! I will be NaNoing--me and the cuz are gonna support each other once again this year and see if we can get another book cracked out. Thanks for the links!


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