NaNoWriMo Eve

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NaNoWriMo starts in 12 hours where I am. This month, known by many as Preptober, was much less full of prep than I planned. This was mostly due to a combination of working on final edits for my first full-novel release that is due out on January 10th and feeling like I could push off the prep work, because I’d already made an outline for my NaNoNovel a few months ago.

I did finally spend some time Monday and Tuesday this week looking over the outline, as well as the outline for the book that precedes it (it’s drafted, but had to be re-outlined due to a lot of changes needed). I re-read character interviews and wrote a new one with some brand new characters.

I am not sure I am 100% ready, and actually hope to look over the outline again at some point today, before midnight. But I do know that, if necessary, I have enough to get started. I’ll be starting right at midnight (known as the midnight sprint). I do that every year, and whether I write 500 words or 3000 words, anything I get done before going to bed is a huge mental jump start on the month!

And fair warning: I will blog every day about my experience doing NaNoWriMo. I’ve done this nearly every year since starting this blog (the only exception was the year that I had just started full-time at a very demanding job, and what I was writing for NaNo that year was a difficult, personal subject, so frankly, I was doing good to even reach 50k that year).

There may be those who are curious about how others get through the month–I know I am, and most days I also spend some time reading blog posts by others about how their writing went that day. I have also found that I really enjoy being able to look back in later years and read about my progress through the month.

I will also share each day’s NaNoToons, which incidentally will be the last year for NaNoToons. (In fact, the first one for this year just went up! I’m so excited!!) And I’ll post episodes from the NaNoMusical throughout the month, because it’s one of the best things to come out of NaNoWriMo ever, and every Wrimo needs to know about it!

I wish my fellow Wrimos well, and hope to hear from some of you during the month! Please feel free to add me as a writing buddy!

Are you ready for NaNo to begin? Do you plan to do the midnight sprint tonight?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Eve

  1. In New Zealand, I have done two bursts of writing today and have reached 3049 words. I like a larger number on the first few days so I have some leeways if life mucks my writing time up. I usually write at 12.01 am but my eyes weren’t cooperating so was asleep before then. I was awake at 6am and wrote till 8 am when I stopped to get ready for the gym. Now I have done 3049 so I am in playtime checking out WordPress. good luck with your writing.

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    • I like to write a lot on the first few days as well, build up a buffer. I’m going to be at 2 am with 3440 words written, so it was a successful midnight sprint! Congrats on your amazing word count, and good luck to you as well!

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      • I have had a couple of quiet days with minimal writing during a weekend but have done over 3000 words today and am just above the line; 21,716 words. I am about to take a break and probably walk to the library as a way to stretch everything. Make my daughter come with me to pick up her books, hehe.

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