Almost October--Who here is on for Nanowrimo in November?

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  1. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    I know Lita Sorensen and Robert Robert Sloan are going to do it this year and I'm going to do it. I thought it would be cool to start a thread for those of us who plan to take the plunge to share our progress and ideas

    Here is the link:

    It's free to sign up. You basically commit to write a 50,000 word rough draft novel in 30 days in November. Some of the novels written have been pulbished by real publishers (not vanity presses or self-publishing).

    You can start groups there, and Hub Pages already has three people doing it, so we could start a Hub Pages group and come back and hawk our novels here.

    What do you say?

    Who's up for it?

    I have a rough outline, part of a first Chapter, and good instructions on how to proceed from Shadesbreath. Who else is on? smile

    1. Gemsong profile image64
      Gemsongposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I've been doing it for years. This will be number 6. Just look for Gemsong and buddy me. smile

  2. Luciendasky profile image60
    Luciendaskyposted 14 years ago

    wow! sounds fantastic... I am not sure how busy I will be in November, but I am definitely up for a challenge! I think I am in!

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 14 years ago

    To write a 50000 words nonsense....I don't know. hmm
    Maybe if I have time. I can't see what's in it. Can you tell me ??

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I've tried a few times and never gotten very far. Maybe I'll try a non-fiction novel...

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'm good and fast writing nonsense. The thing is : is it worth the trouble ? Only if one wins, I think big_smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image76
        Uninvited Writerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It would also mean...for me at least...that it would mean not writing for money for an entire month, just for a challenge.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I didn't know it was for money. What I read ,it was for nothing. Clarify for me, please smile

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    Scott.Lifeposted 14 years ago

    I'm signed up let's do this thing. I'm here to write.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Ooops, I meant NOT writing for money smile

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lol I never write for money! I couldn't know how to do it. Only a creative writer here ! lol

  7. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 14 years ago

    That's awesome. I'm definitely gonna look into it!

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    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    It's just been on my list of things to accomplish within my lifetime.  smile 

    Nanowrimo will make it easier, I think...because it'll force you to write 4 pages a day and not be too critical.  You know you'll have a novel (or at worst a good start) at the end of a month and a lot of editing to do.  No merit critique, which for me (and my inner critic!) can be the biggest hurdle.

    4 pages!  It's just a longish hub, guys!  It can be done.

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    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    Cool, we should keep this thread up and egg each other on.

    Tantrum--It's worth it if you get a rough draft manuscript out of it, because then you can 1) say you've written a novel and not be lying, 2) Clean it up and send it out for publication (which can theoretically lead to $$$ though not usually), or 3) Self-publish it at Lulu or somewhere like that at hawk it yourself at Amazon and here at HP.

    If you never wanted to write a novel, it's definitely not worth it though.

    I have been trying to write one for years, and it's on my Bucket List, so I'm excited. smile

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    Scott.Lifeposted 14 years ago

    I put up a little hub about it, maybe my fans will read and we can get some more people interested. I know LeslieLSanders participates. I think this is a real opportunity to make a serious advance towards being published if you are actually interested in a novel writing career. 50,000 words is not all that hard when you think about it. Just messing around on ideas I can put out 5,000 words in a few hours. Besides it doesn't have to be perfect, just a rough draft.

    I think for most people it's really a question of how serious you are about writing. Are you really interested in honing your craft and getting a book out there? Then this would be an excellent vehicle to work towards that.

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      pgrundyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. That's how I'm using it--as a self-motivator to get at least a rough draft on my desktop. Once you have that, you're good to go. Then it's all tweaking and obsessing and finding a publisher. smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I wish it was as easy as that!   I could easily write 50,000 words on 20 different topics.  What I find impossible is sustaining one story for that length.

  11. RooBee profile image81
    RooBeeposted 14 years ago

    I'm doing it! It's for a class this semester, though, so we started a little early to fit our schedule. I'm 12,000 words in. It's a crazy, ridiculous idea that I think is genius!
    I can't tell ya how many times I've started something and obsessed over it to the point that it never gets finished. With NaNoWriMo, you have to just keep pushing through to keep your word count up.
    So cool to know fellow hubbers are doing it, too!!!

    Here's to all you wild and wonderful novelists!

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    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    12,000 words is awesome. You're a quarter of the way there! And it isn't even October never mind November!

    Very cool. smile

  13. Luciendasky profile image60
    Luciendaskyposted 14 years ago

    when the time comes, we should all remember to post our names so we can find each other and add each other as buddies - that way we can hold each other accountable...

  14. suzannef profile image57
    suzannefposted 14 years ago

    I'm going to try it to I think. I also just wrote a hub about it (my first hub!)  My big question - do we have to wait to Nov 1st to start or can we start now?  And I just don't know what to write many ideas!

    1. Lori J Mitchell profile image59
      Lori J Mitchellposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Last year was my first time to do it and I did complete it.  I'm going to do it again this year.  I've just about finished my final draft of the novel I started last year and I'm hoping to have it completely finished before November.

    2. Gemsong profile image64
      Gemsongposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You can work on your ideas during October. But you can't actually start the novel until November 1st.

  15. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 13 years ago

    That seems interesting, I might attempt.

    Although, thinking of it that is a lot of hubs I could produce in the same time.


  16. Gemsong profile image64
    Gemsongposted 13 years ago

    So who knows what they're going to write yet?

  17. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Okay, I'm taking the plunge again this year. My user page is

    I have no clue what I will be writing about.

  18. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    Good luck to all of you! I'll be the cheerleader on the sidelines!

  19. Gemsong profile image64
    Gemsongposted 13 years ago

    and I'm procrastinating again in the forums. I am a bad monkey.

  20. Jackson Riddle profile image49
    Jackson Riddleposted 13 years ago

    Yeah good luck guys. I wish I could do it but I would fail without a doubt.

  21. Its Angel profile image60
    Its Angelposted 13 years ago

    I just saw this post, I am doing it as well.


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