Wednesday, October 26, 2011

NaNoWriMo


Oh my goodness.  At this time next week NaNoWriMo will have started!  I'm super excited and a smidge nervous.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and this year will be my 4th year participating.  The name of the game is to write 50,000 words during the month of November.  That averages out to about 1667 words a day.  You don't edit.  You don't even really need an outline.  It's down and dirty writing to get the juices flowing.

I've been working a little thus far on character development and a slight outline just so that I feel a little more in control but really I don't have a clear idea of what I'll be writing about.  I know it'll be young adult fiction and I know who my main characters are but otherwise I'll be developing the story as I go alone.  And hopefully I'll be able to keep up!

I'll be keeping an updated word count here and if you're doing NaNo please find me so we can be writing buddies!

Happy writing!

23 wonderful thoughts:

Cafe Fashionista

Good luck, Krysten - I'm sure you'll be great! :)

Elle Sees

That's so cool! I've never heard of this.
And I'm too scared to Stacy poltergeist to this day. Freaked me out as a kid. I hate scary movies!

Dancing Branflake

Yay! I love hearing about people writing! It's oddly satisfying for me to hear about people writing all the stories in their head.

Mrs. Pancakes

I told my sister about this...I hope she joins you in the fun!

Alexa

Oh my gosh! Happy writing to you, my dear! xo

Charlotte

Best of luck to you! I swear one of these days I will participate in this. I can't wait to see how your story develops :)

Amber Blue Bird

happy to hear you are doing this again. When do we get to read some of your stuff :)

Deidre

Good luck! I am doing nablopomo but not writing a novel - I've never really dreamed of writing a novel.

Angela [Simply Simple Me]

This is so cool! Good luck!

la petite coquine

Horray for year 4-I know you're going to rock it!

Bree

Ooh, rad! Good luck, girl! I'm working on writing a book as well, but I won't be joining NaNoWriMo.

Have fun!

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Bonnie

My friend did this a couple of years ago!! She loved it, but she was so stressed out by it.

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Kristi

This is very ambitious but you're an old pro at Nowrimo now :) Good luck, I hope to one day read at least one of your novels. Avid readers also make better writers ;)

Stephany

I'm skurrrred. We'll need to motivate each other, since this is my first NaNo go-round. We can do this!

Jo

This sounds so exciting! I can't wait to follow your progress via your word count updates! How fun!! You go, girl!

Claire

good luck! One day you need to give us a peek of some of your writting

steph anne

Good luck! That is one thing I cannot do for sure since I already have a hard time blogging more than twice a week. :)

New Life in Spain

Oh, I heard of this once but didn't know it was now. Sounds fun! But also a little stressful the average of 1667 words a day! Hmm...maybe I'll join! :D I am already writing on a novel but I could either start writing on one of all those other book-ideas that are running around in my head, or sit down and actually finish the one I am working on.. Good luck anyway!

Ang

good luck!!

are you ever going to share your 4 years of writings with us?

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia

Wow! That's such an achievement. Maybe I'll try something like that in November as well, but perhaps for my thesis, I'll be done in no time. Thanks for the inspiration Krysten!

kallaydoscope.com

I'm for sure doing NaBloPoMo this year, but I can't stop thinking about NoNoWriMo. I might give it a shot and just see where I end up. It can't hurt, right? I think we're already friends on there.

missy.

ooohh this should be fun! can't wait to see what you write. xoxo

Elisse

Good luck with this! I know by your tweets how excited you've been about it!