(Parody) Still Alive NaNoWriMo

In approximately 12 days, writers everywhere will embrace NaNoWriMo.  The internet is alive with chatter like the following:

  • “Are you going to participate this year?”
  • “Do you have an idea in mind?”
  • “I’m going to lock myself in a cabin for a month so I can write a book.  What about you?”
  • “I like to outline my novel before I start NaNoWriMo.  What is your approach?”
  • “What foods do you eat during NaNoWriMo?”

I tried NaNo last year, but didn’t reach the required 50,000 words.  I’m not sure if I’ll do it this year.  Perhaps I should.  Maybe it would motivate me to complete my 2nd novel.  Hmm.  I still have 19 days to think about it.

In the meantime, I offer the following to all you NaNo writers out there.  May the force be with you and may the odds be ever in your favor.

13 thoughts on “(Parody) Still Alive NaNoWriMo

  1. I love the video! 🙂

    I haven’t decided if I’ll participate. I’ve never done anything like that before. Maybe if I get the majority of my research done by the end of the month, I’ll attempt it. I really do need to get going on my next novel. I’ve procrastinated for too long. Having a deadline might just motivate me to get it done! 🙂


  2. Hope this works, I’ve never done a blog reply from my phone before! I can’t watch the clip because I’m on a train, but just confused why you’re saying 19 days? I thought it started on 1 November? Anyway, I’m doing it this year for the first time. Really excited to see if I can keep up the writing pace for a whole month!


  3. Thanks for this post. I just heard about the competition last week but now I’ll take a hard look at it. And by the way, I just finished Shiloh’s Secret. Let me know if you’re still interested or have time even. I know the holidays are coming up.


  4. That is so funny! I did participate in NaNoWriMo two years ago (successfully) and not at all successfully last year. This year I am giving it a miss, as my book needs a proper edit rather than another 50000 words.


  5. I’m giving it a go, even though I doubt I’ll make my word count. I fell short last year by about half, but I still enjoyed it and I’m still thankful it gave me the boost to close up two projects I’d got waiting to be finished. It’s always worth giving it a shot–you just have to remember not to judge yourself in comparison to others and to concentrate on just moving forward one word at a time. 🙂


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