I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month almost every year since 2008 (I skipped in 2010 while working on my undergraduate thesis and cowrote last year using a different account) and have found that, no matter what, the soundtrack I listen to ends up being one of the most important parts of my process.
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”
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!”
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!”
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”