(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.

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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! 🙂

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  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!

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  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.
    Erika

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  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.

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  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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