NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s that time of the year again. November is National Novel Writers Month which means all over the country, would-be authors get an extra push and write at least 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. It sounds crazy but it can be done. The numbers work out to about 1700 words every day which if you were a procrastinator in college and had to sit up at night to write papers that were due the next day, you know you can do that easily.  Have you ever tried NaNo? If you’ve taken the challenge, please click here to add me as a friend so we can encourage each other along the way.

Like most other participants, I started writing on November 1st but it’s been a struggle to keep up with the word count so I am behind. Not to worry, this happens every year. I don’t think I’ve ever taken the challenge where I wrote everyday. I’m always playing catch up in the last week or so. This time, I plan to catch up much earlier so this week, I intend to get back on track. If you’re like me, know that you just have to keep at it and write a little more each day until you catch up. One of the many tools on the FREE website is that you can update your daily progress and if you’ve fallen behind, it calculates how much you need to write everyday to still make the target.

I would love to hear if you’re also doing NaNoWriMo this year or if you’ve ever attempted it in the past, what your experience was like.

 

Elsewhere in marathon news, the historic NYC marathon happened yesterday and once again, I watched from the sidelines and kicked myself and promised that next year will be the one where I’m on the street too, running it. Don’t give up on me. Don’t give up hope. I  haven’t.

I loved Shalane Flanagan’s historical win – at age 36, she became the first American to win the race in 40 years. The last time an American won, she hadn’t even been born.

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And not to take anything from Geoffrey Kamworor who won the men’s race, but 42-year-old Meb Keflizighi placed 11th in what he said is the last marathon of his professional career. Meb will always be a winner in my book though. Remember when he won Boston at age 40?

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  1. I did the NaNoWriMo twice, but I did it by myself in July because I just couldn’t do it during November – too crazy at my house during the holidays. I loved it! My family bought me a kit called, “No Plot? No Problem!” by Chris Baty which let me do the NaNoWriMo any time. I had a great time cranking out words and would love to do it again.

    I have great memories watching the NY Marathon from the sidelines. I used to go visit family in NY and we handed out orange slices. I don’t think you’re allowed to do that now, but this was back in the early 90s. It was so fun to cheer on the runners!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      That’s really cool that you did it by yourself. Doing it in Nov does give you the benefit of the community, knowing you’re not doing this craziness by yourself and even then it feels impossibly hard, so I applaud you even harder that you were able to accomplish it in July. What’s the next step with your novel?
      I don’t know if you can pass things to the runners anymore but that must’ve been great

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  2. Wow, you had done NaNoWriMo before. That’s great. What did it go last time?

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  3. I follow back. Keep in touch!

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