NaNoWriMo 2016: Writing Playlist

If there’s one single thing I’ve learned over the course of the past several years participating in NaNoWriMo, it’s that a writing playlist is absolutely essential. I write best to a soundtrack, and over the past couple of years that we’ve been brainstorming, my writing partner and I have come up with soundtracks for eachContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016: Writing Playlist”

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NaNoWriMo 2016: Day 7 Complete!

Create Your Own Visited States Map — Day 7 of NaNoWriMo is complete! Final word count: 15,334. Emi and I are still pretty far ahead of our goals, even though we barely wrote today — the Day 7 goal is 11,667 words. I finally hit the point where I’ve started struggling, although I think itContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016: Day 7 Complete!”

NaNoWriMo 2016: Day One Complete!

Day One of NaNoWriMo is complete! Final word count: 3,363. This is about twice the number of words for Day One, so we actually have already gone past the Day Two goal. It’s a good, strong start to this year’s novel, but both of us plan to write more today. [ Challenge Page ] Today’sContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016: Day One Complete!”

NaNoWriMo 2016: Launchpad

Every November for the past 8 years, I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. It’s the beginning of November 2016, and today I’ll embark on the first day of my ninth NaNoWriMo project. NaNo is a 30-day challenge to write 50,000 words, which for a lot of participants is quite a feat, butContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016: Launchpad”

Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2013!

Another year means another NaNoWriMo project – and that’s always a ton of fun!  This year, I’ll do a little bit of explaining throughout the month to show precisely what I’ll be up to and different things I’m doing to encourage myself.  I hope it encourages you, too! This year, I’m doing things differently thanContinue reading “Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2013!”