So far, about the only thing I have done with success (out of the three things I am signed up for that happens in November, as mentioned in an earlier blog post) is Nanowrimo. I’m a rebel this year. I am actually not writing a novel. Instead, I am sort of journaling the mood of… Continue reading Nanowrimo update
Also… I finished Nanowrimo in November! A triumph because it has been such a long time since I actually sat down and enjoyed the process of writing. The one thing I said to myself every day as I was writing: don’t stop to research, just write. And I wrote. And I am sure it was… Continue reading Nanowrimo
The past couple of years I have failed at Nanowrimo. (National Novel Writing Month.) Like many others. Pure and simple – I either – didn’t have the time to sit down every day and get in the 1667 words on average that is required to reach 50,000 words. Didn’t get a good enough start the… Continue reading Nanowrimo vs. 12 week year
I think I have my Nanowrimo strategy now. I have sorted out some characters and a basic plot. But my “winning” strategy back when I actually managed 50,000 words in November was to start with a scene and not plot anything in advance. It made the story go everywhere, but at least I got the… Continue reading Nano, yet again
For those of you who participate in National Novel Writing Month – how much preparation and research do you do beforehand?
Have you heard of National Novel Writing Month, or nanowrimo for short? It is an approach to writing a novel in 30 days. From November 1 to November 30, the goal is to have written a 50,000 words novel. (You can, of course just write a single word and copy it up 50,000 times in… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month