My NaNoWriMo 2017 (Winning) Schedule

So, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It happens every November, and the challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Well, we all know my novels don’t fit in 50,000 words, so I just aim to write part of a novel in 30 days. Mathematically, […]

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NaNoWriMo? It’s not NOVEMBER!

No, I know it’s not NaNoWriMo November… it’s April. It’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo! We go to “camp” twice a year ā€“ in April and in July ā€“ so we can fulfill our writerly fantasies at other times of the year. Since it’s already been decided I won’t be taking my vacation in November to […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 30 – 54,964

So, that’s it for another year! It was definitely my worst year looking at word-count alone, but I think it probably is one of the strongest stories I’ve written to date. Tonight, I *almost* finished the book. I literally have sentences left. Maybe a few paragraphs, but that’s it… and they have to be good, […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 25 – 52,391

I decided to validate the novel today so I could get my nifty “winner” badge and certificate. I’m not quite finished with the book, but hope to be before the end of the month. This is the first year that the end of the book has actually coincided with the 50,000 words. Normally, I’m just […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 19 – 50,128 (WINNER!)

Well, that’s it! Fueled by Jolly Rancher chews (and Crunch & Chews), supported by awesome friends, and comforted by soft Kleenex tissues, I wrote my 50,000th word. It’s kind of hard to tell, but I’m pretty sure the word was ‘feet.’ I guess it’s a little better than last year’s ‘it.’ The story is not […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 18 – 46,751

Sweet! I rallied today and hit my 5,000-word daily goal. I wrote some of that from another character’s POV, so it won’t go toward the final book’s word count, but all the words count toward NaNoWriMo! I was all excited about this until I checked last year’s numbers. On this day last year, I won […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 17 – 41,672

Ha! 4,000 words and 1 to grow on! Ā šŸ™‚ I think the thing that’s slowing me down is that I realize I’m nearing the end of this novel. There really aren’t that many scenes left to write, which makes me both elated and melancholy, all at the same time. I can’t wait to write the […]

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