Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gearing up for NaNo....

All right my lovelies. It's almost November....and that means NANO!

I sort of attempt NaNo every year and never quite make it. Well, I shouldn't say that. I've written novels in a month (or less) on several occasions. Not really on purpose. But I have deadlines. And a brilliant ability to procrastinate ;-D Put those two together and you get a writer churning out a novel in a month or less ;-D But I never seem to be able to do it within the actual confines of Nov 1- Nov 30 for some reason.

This year, however, I am under contractual obligation to do so. Well, sort of. I have a manuscript due December 1st. And I have about 40-50k left to write. So...NaNo is falling at the perfect time for me. This year I shall prevail!!! Mostly because I absolutely have to, but still. Whatever works, eh? ;-)

A few of my favorite things about NaNo:

1 - lots of other writers madly trying to squeeze in awesome wordage every day. This is sooo much easier to do with friends :D

2 - This awesome Potato Man word counter! I've seen a lot of word counters but he is soooo fun :D

3 - The NaNo calendars!!! HERE are a bunch of great ones. I usually try to find one that matches the theme of the book I'm working on, for a little extra inspiration. But this year, I'm on the lookout for an Outlander calendar, because I've been totally Outlander (or Jamie, if I'm totally honest) obsessed for years and the release of the Starz show has made it sooo much worse lol So if anyone finds one let me know! :D And if you have links for calendars, leave them in the comments! These are so much fun - I esp love the ones with the funny inspirational sayings :D

So, how about you? Are you doing NaNo? Do you have a favorite part of NaNo or fun NaNo stuff to share?


  1. Not participating this year, but I wrote my second book during NaNo 2010.
    Good luck!

  2. Oh wow, I LOVE the Potato Man! I think I'd use him for updates within a blog post. I like the calendars, but I write on a different schedule (no Sundays), so might have to create my own. Thanks so much for the links! And I'm "jenjensen" and working on my 2nd middle-grade time travel novel, if anyone wants to be NaNo Buddies.

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