Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo 2018

Hey, everyone! 😀 I’ve really been enjoying getting to post a lot more again this month, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up that I’ll be taking the month of November off from blogging to focus on participating in National Novel Writing Month (aka: NaNoWriMo), or “Nano Rhino” as I like to call it. 😉

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Taking part in the challenge to write 50,000 words in one month is always difficult, but it’s also a lot of fun. It takes a lot of time and effort, so I’m heeding the advice of The Shameful Narcissist, and avoiding distractions throughout the month that could hinder my word count goals throughout November. Sadly, this means no blogging for the month, but I think it’ll be the only way I’ll reach that goal and complete the challenge successfully this year. Things are always so busy, so I’m going to have to devote any free time I can get to working on my writing. Plus, it’ll really help me reach my goal of having my first draft for my book DONE before the start of the new year. It’ll be a lot of work, but I’m hopeful I can bust my ass and get it finished.

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I’ll still be posting more throughout the rest of October, and I’ll miss all you fabulous people in November, but things will return to normal again come December. 🙂 I’d love to see this first draft finished by the end of December. It’s been a while since I’ve completed a first draft for a book I’ve written. I went through a notorious project hopping spree (something I’ve always been terrible about) but I’m feeling really committed to this current project I’m working on. I want to see it finished and I’m going to do whatever it takes to make that happen.

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Are you planning on participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Got any big projects you’re working on that you’re excited about? Let’s talk about it! I love the creative process, no matter what form it takes, so I always enjoy reading about what you guys are creating and working on. ❤

 

14 thoughts on “Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo 2018”

  1. I’m exactly the same. Really good at coming with ideas and starting projects but not crash hot in finishing them. It’s got to a point where it’s starting to bother me a bit so I’ve written a list of hobby projects I intend to finish before the year is out. Where can I read your books? Good luck with it. We’ll miss you so you better come back with a bang haha.

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    1. Haha Why, thank you! I certainly do hope to come back with a bang come December! 😀
      I’m gonna miss all you guys in November, though!
      I hope your list of hobby projects you’re trying to complete before the end of the year is coming along well. 🙂 Have a fantastic Halloween (and November) and I look forward to catching up with you when I’ve (hopefully) vanquished NaNoWriMo! 😀 Take care!

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  2. I’m participating this year in NaNoWriMo as well! 😀 As it’s my first year doing it I’m nervous, but also exited. I plan on writing a whole post about NaNoWriMo and my goals for it during the next week. Good luck with your project! 🙂

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    1. Thank you!! ❤
      And best of luck to you with your first attempt at NaNoWriMo! I'm so excited for you! It's a lot of fun (and stress haha) to participate in. Can't wait to see how you do with the challenge! Good luck! 😀

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  3. How have you been doing? I don’t even have 500 words yet lol. I’m a huge plotter and if I don’t have a good foundation laid I can’t write. I made the mistake of thinking I laid one last year when I tried the same story and wrote maybe 10 or so handwritten pages of it, but nope! I needed more. I’m actually okay with it though, because now I have an idea of where the story is going and I’m also seeing some nice foreshadowing in these earlier bits 😀

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