Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Preping for NaNoWriMo

You can imagine the kind of upkeep these two require
November is nearly here which means that it is time to prep for NanoWriMo.  My husband and I have decided to participate again.  Last year it was so helpful for us to dive into new projects and get something done.  The editing of those books has been a little drawn out, since we are both still working on them.  But it is time to set those aside and get a fresh burst of air into our writing.

I've worked a little bit on an outline and some ideas for characters but I really want to hold off on writing anything until midnight on November first when the event begins in earnest.  I'm excited to find out if there is a local group of authors here in Bangor and possibly try to meet up with them for a write in once or twice.

The real prep work for all of this is completely non-writing related.  I have so many other commitments in my life.  There is my WireWillow shop on etsy, my pets, my housework, and various other projects that need my attention.  In November they could all become distractions that lead me away from my writing goals which is why I've decided to prep.  I'm going to get everything done in the next couple of weeks that I've been putting off.  I need to photograph and post my christmas jewelry.  I need to paint my room before winter.  I need to fix shelves and give my dogs a thorough brushing...well you get the point.  My hope is that this way I won't feel bad when November rolls on through and I've gotten nothing done except for work on my book.

So how about it Randy?  Do you still have NaNoWriMo written on your calendar for this year like you said you would last year?  Has anyone else decided to take up the challenge?


  1. Thanks for singling me out! Unless you have another acquaintance named Randy? I really want to. Really. But the word count is so daunting. But I guess you never know unless you try. I did register on the site. We'll see how it goes.

  2. PS - great picture of the dogs and Stormalong.

  3. Randy-You are the one and only for this blog-my uncle Randy doesn't follow. That's awesome that you registered! It isn't always about getting to 50,000 words, it is about trying something new. I'll have to let Kris know this bit of news, since he hasn't bee blogging much lately. Oh and happy you like the pic, I've missed my little boys while I'm at work which is why they keep showing up in the pics. So cute!