NaNoWriMo

4 Things To Do Instead of Writing

11.10.2014

It’s that time of year again, when all of your writer friends start asking about your daily word count and offering up encouraging motivational quotes. Basically, everyone is writing but you. Well, and me. If you’re as determined as I am to not write (like that’s a necessary part of being a writer–whatever), here are […]

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NaNo – Over Time

12.06.2009

At the begininng of Nano, I wrote a post about getting “it”–what Nano is about. It’s about writing.  Just writing for the love of it and with the abandon we deserve, the abandon to write badly, but to have written. And I still believe that.  I still believe getting into that habit of writing daily, […]

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Dear NaNoWriMo,

11.30.2009

Today is the last day to get in those 50k words.  As you can see by my word count meter (on the left) I’m not going to make it.  It’s not that I haven’t worked every day; it’s that 1700 words a day doesn’t work in my process.  I have to take notes, then write.  […]

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NanoWriMO Support

11.09.2009
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It amazes me how supportive nanoers are to one another.  When I tried this a few years ago, I felt so alone and couldn’t see my way through it.  But interacting on twitter, though it can be distracting, has shown me how supportive other writers and NaNo participants are.  I’ve received more than one reply […]

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NaNoWriMo: I Get It

11.07.2009

This is the first year I’ve participated in NaNo.  I’ve thought about it a couple of times.  Once I started but dropped out early, citing the reasoning that it just didn’t work with my “process.”  But, I think I get it now. It’s sort of like when I actually became a writer instead of a […]

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Nano: The Beginning

11.05.2009

Turns out, this whole “just write” strategy is actually very difficult for me.  I can’t seem to stop looking up the page and thinking, “Dude, this is crap,” which I always do and sometimes it’s not. But, for me, that’s the whole point.  To learn to let go and let what I know, both learned […]

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