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NanoWrimo Kickoff!

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Today begins the month-long writing marathon known as NanoWrimo, or National Novel Writing Month. The objective is to write 50,000 words this month, without editing. Just WRITE!

Yes,I’m participating. A few years ago I started a novel and then put it aside while writing another. Adirondack Moon is what I currently have named it, although that may change once the story is finished. The story keeps calling me to finish it, and that is what I intend to work on this month. So last night I spent a couple of hours reading the first 8 chapters of the book. That is what I had completed before putting it aside. I even have a pretty good outline for the rest of the story, although reading it now, there are a few twists and turns I’d like to add.

I’m planning to post my word count here, perhaps with a cute little Nano widget, but the point is to give myself a little push to get those words down on paper.

Let me know if you are doing Nano this year!


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Marlie Bridges
You Belong To Me by Marlie Bridges Available on Amazon

10 Comments so far:

  1. I’m in! I use Nano as a little push to get me motivated, too.

    My nano name is cmmc16 if you want to add me.

    Slow start this morning (why oh why does nano need to start right after a long night of trick or treating?), but so far managed 1456 words!

    • ann yost says:

      Hi Marie and Catherine — I’m trying Nano, too. Second time. First was years ago. This time seems MUCH more intimidating. I went with advice from the Nano “No Plot No Problem” book and I have no plot. And no outline. I am spending waaaay too much time trying to think of character names. Good luck to you both.

    • Marlie says:


      I’ll add you as a writing buddy. 0 words so far LOL However, I usually write at night.

  2. The thought of writing an entire book overwhelms me. I write down what I write everyday for my quest club. The reasoning behind that is if you haven’t written a million words then you haven’t given writing a decent chance. The fact I have to report to the other members keeps me writing too.:) Good luck with your 50,000.

  3. Nikki Weston says:

    Good on you Marie and fellow commenters! Like Ann, I’m feeling a little intimidated and not sure why. I know more about writing now, I’m a much more confident writer and I’m faster than I was when I ‘won’ in 2010, so what’s up? I think I’ve spent so long plotting this baby out that I fear I can’t write it well enough. Spot the problem word there? Damn you, fear. Reminds me of an Ian Brown song where he takes the letters of the word and philosophises a bit:
    ‘For each a road,
    For everyman a religion.
    Find everybody and rule…’
    A much better use of a horrible horrible word!

    Happy NaNoing everyone – Nikki.

  4. Marlie says:

    Good luck to you, Nikki! Just jump!

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