NaNoWriMo Check In #3 | Why Girls Are Weird

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NaNoWriMo Check In #3

Oh my goodness.  Well I will tell you all this much.  Writing is not easy.  This last week of NaNo has been ROUGH.  I definitely struggled this week.  There were days when I I said to myself, "Eh, I'll just stop here.  I'm not in the mood."  But then I'd stop and think, "No.  You're going to push forward.  No talking yourself out of this."  And so I just did.

I am incredibly excited to announce that as of right now I'm at 38468!  That means I have a little more than 10,000 words to write.  That is unbelievable to me!  When I started this journey I kept thinking that 50,000 words is SO much.  And now I am just 1/5th away.  It feels within reach to me and that is a good thing.

With 1/5th left to go I am a little nervous because I'm now juggling two jobs AND school.  Not to mention Thanksgiving is next week.  But I am determined to keep up my good work so hopefully that will be more than enough.

Once again I am asking you all to help me out.  I am still looking for NaNoWriMo sponsors.  I am currently trying to raise money through NaNo and am about 65% of the way toward my goal of $100 (thank you to Tracy, Steph, Ang and Jeanette!) but if I could go above and beyond that it would be pretty amazing.  All proceeds from sponsorships go to NaNoWriMo's parent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Office of Letters and Light to pay for their free creative writing programs in over 2,000 classrooms, 500 communities, and 100 libraries around the world.  This is something I believe so strongly in and I hope as bloggers (which makes every single one of us writers) you feel the same.

Even so much as $1 would help.  If you'd like to sponsor me, all you have to do is head to my Sponsorship Page.  Any money you donate will go right to the Office of Letters and Light.  Super easy.  So please help me out if you can, it would honestly mean the world to me.

Wish me luck!


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31 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

You are doing great, darling...You are almost there:) Kisses and have a great Tuesday


You are totally rocking it!

The Favour Shoppe

Great job ! Keep up the great work!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

1 5th to go?! well done so proud of you!


This is so great, I really hope you share a bit of your novel!

Dancing Branflake

You are so amazing! 10, 000 words is nothing and I know you'll do it in no time! Congrats to you!

Silver Strands

Good work! And I hope my little donation will spur you on!


Keep it up, not much left now :)

Cafe Fashionista

Yayay! I am so incredibly proud of your progress, Krysten - you definitely need to celebrate once you reach the 50,000 mark!! :)

Teenage Bride

Yay I am so proud of you

Smart Ass Sara

That is awesome! I bet if you locked yourself up for a full day you could get half of that done. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

You are an inspiration darling! Keep on going that last 20%!

Midwest Mommy

Good luck! You can do it.

(Florida) Girl

Wow. You are doing awesome!


That's a lot of words. I think you're breezing right through!


Impressive, Krysten! Keep up the amazing work!!


You are a total inspiration and you're almost there! So so close, you can totally do it!


Congrats and good luck! That is really awesome how far you have gotten!


way to go Krysten! Keep it up - you'll easily pull off the goal by the end of the month!

Audrey Allure

Congrats on your progress! :)

The Blonde Duck

Good luck! You can do it!

Amber Blue Bird

keep it up lady!

la petite coquine

I'm in awe of your commitment, and totally inspired! Don't worry-you're going to finish! The month is only 1/2 way through!


good job! Almost there!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

You're doing awesome!! There's no way I could even write that much in 6 months let alone 30 days!


Oh, my goodness! This post is soooo inspiring. I really think I am going to do this next year for the first time. I have always been hesitant about it due to the worry that I will fail ... but that is not going to happen! Once again, you and your blog really inspires me to push through those times when "I just don't feel like it".

Thank you so much for just being you. I need to come back here when I feel like being lazy.

Defeat is not an option!



oh my goodness that is a LOT of writing! that's amazing; i know i could not do it. good luck and congrats so far :]


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Wishing you all the luck, Krysten! Keep up the good work, my dear!
xo Josie

kelly ann

you can do it! you've made it so far!


Keep up the great work girl!! :)