I am writing this post as much for me as I am for you, my readers. Midnight of May 1, 2018 is ticking closer. This is probably my eighth or ninth time attempting National Novel Writing Month–or, in this case, Camp NaNoWriMo (the April + July versions, as opposed to the traditional November version, for… Continue reading You Are Not A Failure
Hi, friends! You might have noticed that there was no Diverse Book of the Month post today, the 1st day of November 2017. That’s because today marks the first day of National Novel Writing Month! From today until November 30, I and eight gazillion other writers will be focusing on writing at least 50,000 words… Continue reading Oh Hey, It’s NaNo Season!
There are four weeks (and then some) in April, so I like to think of Week 1 as the “Freshman Fire” and Week 2 as the “Sophomore Slump.”
*Throws confetti in your face* CAMP NANO IS LIVE! Welcome, fellow writers! You’re probably feeling a lot of feelings right now. A little fear. A little confusion. Tons of excitement (hopefully). Or maybe not. Maybe you have no idea what you’re going to write this month, so it’s hard for you to get excited.… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Unofficial Pep Talk: April 2017, Week One
If you’re a writer, you probably already know what NaNoWriMo is. For those of you who don’t write, or have heard the name “NaNoWriMo” and have no clue what it is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is traditionally held in November of every year. Writers sign up (for free — though donations… Continue reading Hold Onto Your Butts: Camp NaNoWriMo Starts Soon!
I really didn’t think I was going to reach the finish line for National Novel Writing Month in time. November was pretty calm compared to the first two months of my semester, but I still had a few group projects and final papers to prepare. I was behind on my word count for National Novel… Continue reading A Post-NaNo Pep Talk
I wrestled with myself over the decision whether or not to take part in the “challenge” Chuck Wendig posted today, which is to post your favorite 1,000 words from your National Novel Writing Month project and share them for friends, family, and fellow NaNo-ers to read. There are a couple of reasons I didn’t want… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Challenge: “A Snippet of Your Work, Please.”