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NaNoWriMo Eve

‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The writing desk by the window was tidied with care,
In hopes that inspiration soon would be there;
Characters were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of plotlines danced in their heads.

 

So, I’m attempting NaNoWriMo this year- if anyone else is doing it let me know and we can be buddies 🙂

 

 

Author: Clara Ross

5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Eve

    1. Thank you! It depends- it’s obviously tricky to find the time when you’re really busy and your college work should definitely come first. I do find it a really worthwhile thing because it gives you goals and a deadline. Even if you don’t reach the word count, carving out writing time every day can teach you a lot about you and the way you work. I do a lot on my lunch break and after work, which means I might have to make some social sacrifices, but it’s only for a month and sometimes writers have to do that kind of thing. I also find it really useful in pushing through writer’s-block problems, as the whole point is just to get the story out and not worry too much about it- December is for editing!
      Erin Morgerstern (author of my favourite book) has a really great post about it here- http://erinmorgenstern.com/2010/11/on-nanowrimo-again/

      And there’s a writing podcast I love listening to called Writing Excuses, who have some great things to say too-
      http://www.writingexcuses.com/?s=Nanowrimo

      Anyway, it was really helpful for me getting some longer projects off the ground, I’m hoping it’ll be the same this year! But, as I said- don’t fall behind with college stuff!

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      1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I will save those links. I’m glad you’re giving it a go as well, and I wish you nothing but the best of luck. While college might cause some turbulence, NaNo will give me another reason to write daily and to meet a word goal.
        My inbox is always open if you wanna chat about it or swap ideas. Thank you again!
        -Author S

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      2. No problem! Good luck if you do participate. You are also welcome to message me about it if you like 🙂 Also, I followed your twitter account a few days ago, so feel free to send a message there if that’s easier! Or if you signed up to the Nano website, I’m using the same username as I do here, so you can find me on there!

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