I've done it 4 times, completed it 3- it's a lot of fun and an excellent challenge. Proved to myself that I can get the wordcount if I just get out of my own way! I haven't yet decided if I'm doing it this year since I haven't written anything here or on my blog in too long and should get re-focused on those.
Good luck and have a blast!
I am doing Nano! I am working on a book I started a couple years back. I am finally at the point of getting it done, I have direction and goals. I will do this!! And yes, my family knows I fall out of view in November. I hang a sign on my door that I am Nanoing, to please bring snacks. Try not to let it take over your life (remember Thanksgiving falls in November) and do not get depressed. It is easy to get depressed if you are not meeting your goal. The most important thing is to keep writing and get as far as you can, even if it is a stinky rough draft, at least you have done something! Have fun and may the words be ever in your favor. ;-)
I replied that I am doing Nano but my comments did not show up. I do tell my family that I will not be available in November. I hang a sign on my door to bring me Nano snacks. Remember that Thanksgiving is in November too! I got so wrapped up in Nano last year that I almost forgot and I am the one cooking!! Oh, do not get depressed. Even if you do not meet your goal or you think your rough draft stinks, at least you got some work done.
NaNoWriMo is great for forcing yourself to finish something you plan on writing 'someday'. Or for just getting in the habit of writing every day no-matter-what.
I've done it ten times now. The first time in secret (I was a senior in high school, and didn't want to get busted for doing something 'frivolous' instead of schoolwork), but now it's a given in my family 'Keelan's writing another novel, somebody please remind him to eat at some point…'
This year's goal is to actually *edit* the bloody thing and try to get it published. I've written some good first drafts but I despise editing. Even NaNoEdMo has not yet proved helpful.
Anyone here doing it this year? Nanowrimo I mean. Have you ever done it before? In secret or do you share it with friends and family? What do you think of it?
I have a story I started a few years ago. By started, I mean I came up with a working title and maybe a few lines.
Hi, I'm considering it. I have a few ideas I've been playing around with it and I'm hoping it will help me reign in my bad procrastination habits.
I did it a couple years ago and I managed to finish and get my "prizes". I know have a published book. But, I've improved as a writer, so I am revising it, but it's taking me a long time to do so.
I did it in 2009, finished and got my prize. It wasn't done in secret. I intend to do it this year and so far I haven't told any of the family. In 2009 I made the story up as I went along. This year I have a story outline and when I finish this year's, I am going to publish an e-book.
I will be there as well. I have done it a couple of times and manage each time to get most of a draft done--see you all there??
I've been working in a story for a few months now. I hope I'm doing it his year as my first time.
I have done it before, but I have never actually succeeded. I am planning to do it this year. The working title for my work is The Legend of the Green Wizard: The King's Bride. I have a few short stories involving a character from the story up on here.
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