Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm going to WriMo


That's right. I decided I'm going to participate in National Novel Writing Month. All the girls in my writing group are doing it, and I don't want to feel left out. :)

I planned to participate unofficially, and start on my manuscript now instead of in three weeks, but I decided it would be better to wait a few weeks and have the support and camaraderie of thousands of other writers. I was checking out my region on the NaNoWriMo website and there are a lot of writers close by. There are events to get everyone together, and I think it might be fun to meet some writers face-to-face.

I'm going to outline a few scenes before November 1 and possibly work on one of my other projects for the rest of October. When November comes I'm going to work hard, blog little, and finish a novel!

Any of you doing NaNoWriMo?

21 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm new to your blog. Yay! That's great you have a little writing community. I'm attending a class for NaNoWriMo. Camaraderie is great; writing is such a lonely hobby (but sometimes my characters keep me company).

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

thanks for the prayers, natalie. it has been a crazy ride these last couple of months. :)

good luck with nanowrimo. if things settle down for me, i'll do it.

jeannie
The Character Therapist

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm doing it, too. I wasn't sure, but today I had this sudden urge to do a simple outline of a plot that I've had an idea for months. The more I outlined (which I never do) the more excited I got. I can't wait.

Kristi Faith said...

*hand waving* Me too! Me too! This will be my first time participating in Nano-I only learned about it last December. LOL

Yup-I need to update on my blog how many words I've written this month, the unofficial OctoPractiMo :) (october practice month)

MattDel said...

Yeah, not going to participate in NaNoWriMo unfortunately. Since I write at my office, and November is earnings season, I'm not going to have enough time to get 50,000 words done by month's end.

Maybe in a few years (when I only have one job), I'll attempt it.

Marie Devers said...

I'm in Nat.

I just blogged about it. I am going to write a couple of synopses for ideas that have been floating around my brain awhile. Then I'm going to attack one of them!

MeganRebekah said...

Everyone's blogging about Nano today. Darn. I'm thinking I need to go scrap my lazy post and talk about Nano just to fit in.

MattDel said...

Megan --

No! Don't succumb to the peer pressure!

Stand strong against the NaNoWriMo masses!

LOL.

/silly

Linda Kage said...

Good luck!

CKHB said...

This year, every year!

Diane said...

Just think when November comes, you will have a book written! You can do it.... YEAH!!! :O)

L. T. Host said...

I cheated and got started early. Made 50,000 words last night, yay!

This MC wouldn't let me wait til November, haha...

Ah well. I'll try again next year.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Man, maybe I should officially sign up. Okay, I'll do it.

Love the new picture, by the way.

B.J. Anderson said...

You know, I think I will. The timing is perfect, and it will give me a few weeks to hash out the details before I start. Thanks for the reminder!

Dawn VanderMeer said...

Good luck! Also, I'm excited for you, meeting some writers in your region. You guys will have fun! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo, but I'll cheer you on!

Lisa and Laura said...

Good luck! We definitely need to buck up and give NaNo a shot...maybe next year.

Marybeth Poppins said...

I've heard much about NaNoWriMo but I've never looked into it. Maybe I should check out the website....hmmmmmm

Patti said...

Good luck. I might join you. Haven't decided yet.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Eeep. Good luck!! Start making dinners now and then freeze them. LOL!

NaNo is too much of a change for me. And I fear change. :)

Erica said...

Woo Hoo! It's my first year doing NaNo! That's cool that there are writers in your community!

Good Luck :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Woo hoo from me too. I'm nervous, but it should be fun. :)