Friday, October 14, 2011

Calling all NaNo-ites!! Or would it be WriMo-nians?

We're not quite half-way through October and I'm already geared up for National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo to those in the know) in November. I've been jotting down story ideas and sketching out rough outlines for about three months. I've ordered coffee and tea in bulk, and there's a stack of snack cakes held in reserve in the pantry. I've washed all my comfy, flannel jimjams, bought a new pair of slippers, and stocked up on that powder shampoo stuff so I don't even have to take the time to wash my hair on the weekends. 

(Sexy lady, no?)

This year I'm taking no prisoners!

I will get my 50,000 words by the end of the month or die trying!

(Probably as a casualty of Twinkie and caffeine poisoning.)

That winner's t-shirt SHALL!! BE!! MINE!! RAAAAWWWRRR!!

*cough, cough, cough*

Yeah, so if you can't tell, I'm pretty determined to get my 50thou this year. I did in 2009, but 2010 was not a very good year for me. I think I was lucky to get a smidgen over 25thou, once all was said and done. The major difference between the two years was in '09 I had an outline, and in '10 I was a pantser. Also in my successful year, I met every weekend with the NaNo group in Norman for a write-in session. In 2010 I think I met with them once.


I think I've even managed to coerce a friend into joining in on the NaNoWriMo craziness this year. He even purchased a bright, shiny, new laptop for the occassion.

(Dude, don't think I don't see you lurking there. Now that it's in print on my blog, there's no backing out. It's practically a legally binding contract.)

During the month of November, postings on this blog might be even sparcer than usual. I'm trying to schedule things ahead as auto-posts, but I am finding out quickly that I am not that freaking organized. Maybe I can find a way to work it into my word count.


  1. I am so excited about Nano I can barely contain it!!!

    But do you realize that it was during Nano last year that the peer preasure finally got to you and you started your blog!

    Your one year anniversary is coming up and look how far you've come! And how much we've all bonded over all of you 104 posts! That's a post ever three to four days! That's incredible! I've had my blog for almost a year and a half and I haven't even breached 100 posts yet!

    Not to mention that your blog has reached advanced status, in that you can make up your own words and legally bound peole to projects. That is some fancy sh*...stuff :)

    Congratulations Holly! I love your blog!

    See you next weekend!

  2. I don't do NaNoWriMo, mainly because I'm writing other things. Howqever, good luck and post a pciture of you in your t-shirt in December.

  3. p.s. sorry about the typing errors. My fingers need a good slapping.

  4. Last year was a bust for me and NaNoWriMo- I just wasn't terribly excited about my idea and let life and work get in the way. I got my 50k in 2009, but haven't touched that novel since then. But I'm starting anew, with a new idea, a different kind of genre than I've written before (at least at the moment, I reserve the right to change my mind), and the determination to win this year! Gooooooo NaNoWriMo-ers!

  5. You are all very, very, very impressive.

  6. Good Luck in the Readathon!! Bravo!!