NaNoWriMo 2016!

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I thought I’d just write a quick post announcing that I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year! You may or may not remember that I announced that I was participating last year. I’d somehow managed to delude myself that I’d be able to write 50,000 words of a novel on top of the stress writing and giving a conference paper while I was studying for my masters degree. As you can imagine, this didn’t work out too well for me. I actually only managed around 15,000 words before I had to give up. All the same, you can read my post from last year here, and I talk a little bit about the things that have helped me win in the past.

At this point, I’m pretty much a NaNoWriMo veteran, having participated pretty much every year for the last six years now. I’ve won twice (three times, if you count the very first time, when I participated in the Young Writer’s version with a lower word count goal). So I know it’s something that I’m actually capable of, so I’m keeping my hopes high this year. I actually don’t have any other responsibilities beyond work, and thus, have literally no excuse.

If you’re also participating, I’d love to know! Here’s a link to my profile if you’d like to be writing buddies, and feel free to send me links to yours! Also, if you’re interested, here’s my Pinterest board for this year’s project! In my mind, spending an hour or so on Pinterest definitely counts as planning 😉

Good luck to everyone participating!! 🙂

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11 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2016!

  1. I’ll join next year, this year November is hectic for me with work, the blog, and my additional projects. I can hardly keep up as is. I will be working on my novel idea next year, so I’ll be ready to write. Is there perhaps other challenges you think I’d be interested in?

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    1. That’s a good idea, I’ve tried to do NaNoWriMo when I’ve had tonnes of other stuff to do and it’s never worked out well for me.
      I’m not sure what other challenges there are actually. I do know about Camp NaNoWrimo, which is basically the same as regular NaNoWriMo, except it takes place during the summer months. I think NaNoWriMo has a tendency to overshadow other writing challenges haha!

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      1. Seems to me that this is true, for sure. I am now working on my first big novel idea. Gonna do character boards this week. I am now so excited to write. Guess it’s like a bug you catch now, with everyone writing for NaNoWriMo. Cannot wait to take part next year. Here’s hoping that by then I can work on a second novel. ☺

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