NaNoWriMo 2020

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For all our community members taking part in NaNoWriMo this year, plus anyone curious! Share your progress, hopes, challenges and rally each other on! 

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, but is now a global movement. On the NaNoWriMo website, it is summed up nicely:

"National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel. They enter the month as elementary school teachers, mechanics, or stay-at-home parents. They leave novelists."

For more information, see https://nanowrimo.org.

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

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Just been reading through some of your posts from last year. When I was doing the challenge I'd fortunately completed quite a lot of the plotting work, but still ended up plotting at the end of each session for the next day. For nanowrimo 2021 I intend to be more organised.
At the moment, I'm writing some magnet stories. Next week I'll pick up where I left off on my second novel which I started as the work for the challenge. Going back to the main point of this post, I plan to be a lot more prepared.

Good luck everyone for 2021.

Nigel  


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Hi all.
New to Townhouse and just found you.
I've been writing for almost two and a half years now. First release due in May/June.
Did nanowrimo for the first time last year.

Found it to be a real challenge and just managed it, finishing with 50,145 words. The secret for me was, if you get behind, catch up immediately!

Will I put myself through it again?

Yep!

Look forward to discussing things nanowrimo with you guys.

Nigel 

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I didn't reach my goal but I've just hit 10,000 yesterday so I feel pretty good about that. Moving on....and being inspired by you all! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Hi all. Well I didn't get my 50,000 words, but NaNoWriMo did kick start me into my second novel and I'm about 8,000 words in. I spent quite a lot of the month working on my flat-plan - so a kind of success :). Still waiting for my Editor to send me the feedback on my first attempt, so will probably put this one away while I re-draft !!!

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I completed NaNoWriMo -  writing 51,000 words. I really enjoyed the discipline of 1700 words a day and I have now written my third novel Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. I will put it away for a month and then start to bring it up to 80,000. 

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How are you all doing?! I am living NaNoWriMo vicariously through you all! What are your word counts? Are you finding yourselves flagging or do you still have reserves of energy? 

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Hi . I'm a little late to the starting post as I have been tinkering with my first manuscript draft - finally sent it to an editor!!

It took me a while to gather my thoughts but I'm up and running again now for nanowrimo - just drafted the opening, so I need to get at it!!

Good luck all.

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Hi, I am new to the Jericho Writers community and this is also my first NaNoWriMo attempt. I started the challenge a few days late and have clocked a word count of 13,965. Believe I should catch up very soon. Good luck everyone! :) 

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Hi Holly, my word count so far is 15,779 -  so I am on track. I am free writing  - I do have a flat plan to help though.  It is proving to be a fun thing to do during lockdown!

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How are you all doing?! Shall we have a word count update? I have no horse in this race as I'm not going it this year (as I'm waiting for edits) but I'd love to know your totals so far! 

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Hi all, I'm new to this site and taking my first NaNoWriMo. So far I've written over 10,000 words in the first week. It's been a challenge writing at least 1667 words a day, since I'm used to writing fewer words at a go, but I've been getting used to the regime and I'm enjoying the process. Good luck everyone!

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I've had a great day planning and structuring and also managed to write 3000 words. The planning was a really good idea. I'd had lots of ideas whizzing around. There were so many I couldn't start writing because I couldn't settle on the route/angle to go for. But I've now got lots of scribbles, with arrows linking bits and directing my way through the plot. So properly ready for off at last.