Camp NaNoWriMo: April 2013

Camp NaNoLooking at the writing goals I’ve set for myself, I have quite a few projects I want to see completed in 2013.  Writing a book can be a mostly lonely and autonomous process if you allow it
to be.  That’s why a lot of authors ban together in supportive groups, either as critique partners, writing partners, or join online writing communities.  Who else can understand your
frustration when your characters decide to boldly go down paths you didn’t lead them, but are helpless to stop?   Who else will understand the pain of having to trash a manuscript you’ve spent over a year and 80k + words on because (to quote Keith Sweat) “Something, something just ain’t right”?

That’s where your support group comes in.  To that end, I decided to participating in the April Camp NaNoWriMo last month with one of my critique partners.  I have a few deadlines approaching in Qtr 2  and I figured this would give me a good head start on those.

And today is Day 1 of camp! No fooling! (bad joke, I know, but hey, it’s Monday.  You get what you get out of me on a Monday) 🙂 Anywho, while Camp NaNo is a bit more flexible than regular NaNoWriMo, I plan to use it to get at least 60% through my new UF that I’ve spent the last month brainstorming, tearing apart, rebuilding, and tearing apart again.  Oh yeah, this is going to be some fun writing this one!!! (<–that’s my sarcasm speaking, just in case you had trouble picking up on that :-))

Anywho, Day 1 awaits me. I have words to produce!







NaNoWriMo 2013

It is THAT time again!!  It’s officially November, which means it’s NaNoWriMo time!

Once again, I accept the challenge of writing a 50K work novel in 30 days.  True, I’ve not been able to complete this goal the last 4 years, but I have a feeling 2012 is my year!  Yeah, year 5 will be the year I “win” NaNo!

As always, we shall see. 🙂

To all my writer peeps, hope you take up the challenge as well.  Technically, you’re supposed to work on a new idea during NaNo, but I say make this collective opportunity work for you.  Hundreds of thousands of writers across the world will come together over the course of the next 30 days all in an attempt to pound out 50K words of supreme, creative effort.  Ok , that may be the longest run on sentence ever on my blog-lol.

But really, there is something motivating about being a part of this synerginestic effort. (yes, I made that word up)  All of us are busy and committing yourself to writing 1,666 words a day for a month is a bit daunting.  Say you don’t do the 50k, you’ll still end the month with 30K, 20K, or maybe even 3K words more that you had at the beginning.  You could use the month to just rededicate yourself to writing by working on a shelved wip. You could use the month to further your existing writing goals by editing or revising a current wip.  OR you could use the month to simply brainstorm your 2013 writing projects.

Ok, enough chitter chatter from me, I have a story to write. 🙂



Let the Madness Begin: NaNoWriMo 2011

It’s that time again!

Once again, I am taking on the NaNoWriMo challenge.  And once again I got a ton of stuff going on which will make it even more of a challenge for me to “win”.  It’s not going to stop me from trying though. 🙂

However, I will not commit to daily or even weekly updates this year.  I honestly have too much going on.  But I will update when and how I can–which means a lot more Twitter NaNo updates that actual blog posts about it 🙂 .

Ok, off I go into NaNo land…. It’s 11/4/11 which means I’m already running behind.  I know, I know. Not a good way to start off things,  but I still have faith!  The weekend is upon us and I have plans on churning out some serious word count. 😀



NaNoWriMo 2010

I’m a few days late with this, but it’s November which means it’s NaNoWriMo time!

Once again, I’ve signed up for the ride.  The goal is to complete a 50,000 word novel within 30 days. Or in my case, add 50,000 words to my current wip. I’ve participated in NaNo the last 2 years but I’ve not successfully completed the challenge

However, I’m feeling this year is my year.  I’ve been writing routinely the past month as part of my mentorship, so I just need to push my daily word goal a bit and I think I can do it.

I’ve added a NaNo word count widget to track my progress. As of today, I’m running a bit behind, so I’m off to do it to it. 🙂