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NaNoWriMo - Is Anybody Doing It?

  1. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Are any hubbers planning on participating in this year's National Novel Writing Month?

    1. kirutaye profile image79
      kirutayeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am doing the NaNoWriMo this year. Yippee!

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Not me. lol

  3. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Me either. I just want to live vicariously through others. big_smile

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Nope. I would sooner spend 12 months writing a book and having a chance of publication at the end!

    Otherwise, what a waste of a month! (assuming that NaNoWriMo is what I think it is?)

    1. lrohner profile image83
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is. And lots of creative writers swear by it as a way to get their creative mojo going. I don't have a creative bone in my body, so I stay far away. But I'm really interested in finding out more about the process.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    My husband and I both want to do it. It just a question of freeing up the time. I know couples who have done it together said it was a great experience. Umm. they each wrote their own novel. Although alternating pages could be fun!

    1. lrohner profile image83
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Let me know if you do, Nelle. I'd love to read the end result(s). I wonder if PGrundy is doing it again... She was pretty big on this, if memory serves me correctly.

    2. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm, shades of Shelley. Think mine will be about a mad scientist who makes a living person out of cadaver parts. My "monster" will resemble Barack Obama.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Didn't Uninvited Writer do it as well?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have tried and failed several times smile

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        ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Will you be trying again?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not sure, fiction is not my forte.

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    Mistress Cleanseposted 6 years ago

    Matt Cutts (of Google fame) apparently is doing it. I'm seriously considering doing it myself - sounds like fun even if what I write turns out to be crap! smile

  8. Research Analyst profile image80
    Research Analystposted 6 years ago

    Seems like a good idea.

  9. Ivorwen profile image82
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    I am considering doing it this year.  I first heard about it two years ago, and at the time thought there was no way, but I am not nearly so slow at writing as I use to be.  I am playing with some ideas right now, to see how much I can dream up in a short period of time, and how well I can know my characters before November gets here.

  10. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    I gave it a quick thought last year but dismissed the idea, however this year I am seriously considering it. It would really help me get used to writing to a deadline. Many authors have also gained publication through it, which is a good insentive. Anyone else?
    smile

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/55657

    plus some of these posters are

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image81
      wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the thread link, will hop over and have a read. smile

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        DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        meh, its not long, just figured we could maybe combine stuff.

        1. Druid Dude profile image61
          Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Get anything besides Kudos?

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            DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            what?

            no really, I am confused. Do I get anything beside kudos? for what?


            I linked that thread because there are people on it who are joining...

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    bbutterflyposted 6 years ago

    I am this year, finally!

    1. lrohner profile image83
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Best of luck, and let us know how it goes!

  13. EliseVanCise profile image76
    EliseVanCiseposted 6 years ago

    Oh yeah This year I'm ML for the new Lake County Region in Florida smile this will be my 5th year and I've won all 4 years previous. Published 3 of my novels. Yup, love NaNoWriMo smile

  14. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Hi bbutterfly...see you at the NaNo starting line, lol

    @ Elise--IMPRESSIVE!  Congratulations.

  15. ilmdamaily profile image92
    ilmdamailyposted 6 years ago

    Yup, i'm in:-)

    1. LindaJM profile image81
      LindaJMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've done NaNoWriMo every year for the last nine years and 'won' ... but this year I'm doing the 30-day HubChallenge instead.

      1. ilmdamaily profile image92
        ilmdamailyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wow!!!

        OK, you need to give us all some tips! I'm sure you can do both at once...fiction for NaNoWriMo and non-fiction for the hubs ;-)

        Good luck!

        1. LindaJM profile image81
          LindaJMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wrote a lens at Squidoo with some NaNoWriMo tips... but now, can't link to it here on the HubPages forum, I guess.

          Of course, my most important tip is: Don't Quit!

  16. Christopher Floyd profile image60
    Christopher Floydposted 6 years ago

    I haven't decided. I want to, but think I'd need to take the month off of work. I may give it a go. I could use the productivity bump.

  17. rachelthorn profile image60
    rachelthornposted 6 years ago

    I am doing Nanowrimo this year. It will be my first time.

    1. LindaJM profile image81
      LindaJMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have fun with it! You can do it!

  18. Misfitmom423 profile image60
    Misfitmom423posted 6 years ago

    I am not. I'm not good enough

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Naw   Don't believe it for a second.  Just take an idea and write, write, write...even if it doesn't seem to make any sense in the beginning.

    2. LindaJM profile image81
      LindaJMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You don't really need to be 'good enough' to do it. You just need to be willing to devote the time. Of course, if you're a slow typist it will take even more time... but I just mean, you could do it if you really wanted to!

  19. Gemsong profile image85
    Gemsongposted 6 years ago

    I am insane.

    I am working part time.

    I am going to school full time

    I am doing NaNoWriMo.

    Kill me now.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol   That's wonderful.  I'd be glad to accomodate you, however, I'm going to be too busy writing for NaNo. 

      Good luck to you -  take a great big 'GULP'  and move forward 5 spaces, lol

      1. Gemsong profile image85
        Gemsongposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Not to mention all the other projects I have to do. Yet I have a growing story idea for nano. Why do I do it? I dunno. I've won 5 of the last 6 years.

    2. LindaJM profile image81
      LindaJMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nah... you're doing a fine job of it yourself!

      The only good thing I can see there is that you didn't include something like, "I have five kids under the age of ten." Then I'd be rolling my eyes and really feeling sorry for you.

      Now I wonder if you're going to write back and say you DO have five kids under age ten!

      1. Gemsong profile image85
        Gemsongposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Um... how about my part time job is at the Boys & Girls doing after school tutoring. I think that counts.

  20. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I just created a NanoWriMo group on Facebook if anyone is interested in joining:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro … 7&ap=1

  21. Astra Nomik profile image82
    Astra Nomikposted 6 years ago

    My partner has been writing a book for the past few months. I think when writers want to write, they just go for it. It's hard to bottle all that inspiration up and release it just for a month of November. experienced writers will do their own thing. New writers will find it encouraging, and it's nice to feel part of a society of like-minded people. I think Hub Pages has everything a writer could ever want right here. We are a community. And Hubs have many some bonuses too. smile

  22. Trealmon profile image60
    Trealmonposted 6 years ago

    I'm doing it, but I'm sorta procrastinating right now, which is bad.

  23. Sarah Masson profile image81
    Sarah Massonposted 6 years ago

    I joined up last night and started writing my novel for NanoWriMo. I know I'm a little late but I;m still going to give it a go. If anyone else is doing it you can add me as a buddy on the site if you like, I also wrote a hub about it.

 
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