Category Archives: Nano

World Building Resources

For this upcoming NaNo (and holycrap it’s already mid-to-late September, when did that happen?!), I want to do some world building.  Or, more precisely, think I need to do some world building if I want the story to come out … Continue reading

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Tracking your Progress

Since many of my writer friends are NaNo-ers, or at least have a similar mindset, I have a question to put to you. When you’re trying to decide how much to try to write in a month, do you think … Continue reading

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NaNo Retrospective

After thirty days of furious writing and literary abandon, NaNoWriMo 2012 is over. Thank god. My final word count was 271,172 words, which is more than I thought that I would get going into the month, but less than some … Continue reading

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NaNo Milestones

Yesterday, I passed two NaNo milestones that I thought were worth mentioning here. First, I surpassed last year’s total word count of 241,142 words.  This year has been miles better than last year, at least as far as writing goes. … Continue reading

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Week 3 Review

Week 3 (the first of two of them the way that I am counting weeks) is never a good one for me.  Really, it’s after that third weekend that NaNo feels like an uphill slog through the mud and whatever … Continue reading

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NaNo Novel 1

…is done! It doesn’t have the ending that I thought it would, to be honest.  It caught me by surprise until I was right upon it and realized how things needed to stop.  Where I stop recasts the focus, hopefully … Continue reading

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On Overachievers

There is a debate right now (and it is friendly and well-intentioned, so debate is the right word) about what the group of people who plan to write more than 50k during NaNoWriMo are supposed to call themselves.  The term … Continue reading

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NaNo Week 1 Review

For me, NaNo Week 1 ended on Sunday night, as the clock ticked from 11:59 to 12:00, but I’ve been a bit too busy writing other things to actually come write here. So far, I am on pace for my … Continue reading

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50kKillMeNow

For the past two years, I have written all 50,000 words required to win NaNoWriMo on the first day, usually taking almost the entirety of the first twenty four hours.  The first time that I did it, it was to … Continue reading

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On Why I Do NaNoWriMo

“Knitters don’t knit because their friends need more hats. But so far, there hasn’t been a “Better yet, DON’T knit that scarf” manifesto.” Knitters gonna knit, and writers gonna write. Every year, right around this time when I’m running around … Continue reading

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