08 October 2010

NaNoWriMo Fever!

Do you know what happens in a little over 3 weeks? Do you know why I am running around in a frenzy, flipping through notebooks and scrawling unintelligible sticky notes that then are scattered throughout the house? Do you know why my eyes have acquired a certain manic gleam?

That's right, dear readers.  N a N o W r i M o   i s   h e r e .

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing month. You write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.
It is intense, it is amazing, it is NaNo.

I signed up after it finished last year (yet forgot to write down username and password, and thus had to make a new one — stupidstupidstupid) and have been eagerly anticipating its restart since then. I am fully confident in my novel-writing ability to reach 50K.

Wanna be my writing buddy? Then come, fellow WriMos, and click on this link. Be my buddy and I'll be yours. :)

*deep shuddering breath*
Please excuse me while I run around screaming my head off in ecstasy/anticipation, for I am an apprentice WriMo and have not yet completed my first NaNo novel in previous years.

My snazzy, red, new Moleskine notebook just waiting to be filled...

26 comments:

  1. Oooooh! I'm so excited too! NaNoWriMo is awesome!

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  2. I've been wanting to do it really bad. I signed up for it this year but I don't quite get what you do. I mean, I read all about it but I still don't get it. Help?

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  3. wow, I feel so left out. LOL, everyone is so excited about this...

    GOOD LUCK!

    Love,
    Bleah

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  4. Oh, I can't wait for November! I added you as a buddy (my username is Marianne Dashwood).

    Love,
    Elizabeth Rose

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  5. P.S. What are you planning on writing about?

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  6. Hayhay: Basically you write like a demon for the month of November and try to reach 50K words (harder than it sounds). Periodically, upload your work and it updates your word count (shown on your profile). To "win", you have to reach 50K before midnight on November 30.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, O Seasoned WriMos. :)

    Elizabeth Rose: That is a secret! Why do you think I didn't show my ideas in the photo? ;)
    Don't worry, you'll find out on November 1.

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  7. I added you! My username is BooksforLife...

    I love NaNo!

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  8. I added you! My username is KingaLydia. This is my first NaNo as well. I'm a little nervous, and I really need to start preparing a little more. Good luck, and I can't wait to read your story plot.

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  9. I added you as a buddy. Izori is my username.

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  10. Yay I'm excited you are doing it this year too. I did it last year and won. :) And yes you described it correctly. No one has to actually show their work to anyone for copyright reasons (although you're allowed to if you want). If you make the 50,000 words by the end of November and enter your word count you get a cool certificate and some other stuff. It's a really fun way to get rid of writer's block lol. I'll add you as a buddy. Username is achieve1dream. :)

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  11. so cool!! I'm so glad I popped over from "bliss". I'm loving everything about your blog!

    Blessings
    Melanie

    I blog @adorkable-me.blogspot.com

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  12. Omygosh!!! Thanks for posting this!!! I got excited about this last year in like, December:P anyway I promised myself I would do it this year...then forgot all about it!

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  13. I was thinking about doing the YWP NaNoWriMo, but I think that I might be able to do the real one... what do you think... ? (i'm 13)

    -Megan
    megan-thelifeofagirl.blogspot.com

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  14. That's really cool! I have a Nanowrimo account but I stupidly forgot my password and username.. so I just made a new one today. I also almost totally forgot all about Nanowrimo until I read your blog post. And I'm glad I did! Just in time to think of new ideas for November...

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  15. I added you! My username is epicpancake13
    (Yea, I was feeling random.)

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  16. Check! I added you -- mine is EmmaW. I'm extremely excited! I heard about it last year and wanted to do it, but it was too late. :( And yippee! I just got a new idea. So we'll see if I can pull it off!

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  17. I am SOOOO excited!!! I am running around the house telling everyone all about it! I added you as a buddy :))), my username is Luv2Dance!!! I also sent you a message (did ya get it?)

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  18. Oh, okay I get it. Thank you Olive Tree! Does it have to have a certain topic you write about?

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  19. I wholeheartedly second your "Eeeeeek!" I am so super-duper excited for this and got a dreamy feeling whenever I think of writing like a madwoman for an entire month;). I'm going to need a lootttt of coffee. Oh, and I'm going to add you as a buddy right now.:D

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  20. *forgot to say* My username is Bethlovesbooks

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  21. Oh yes! I LOVE NaNo. This will be my 6th year doing it.
    I added you as a buddy!

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  22. Eeeeek! I can't wait for the true frenzy to begin! I'm on NaNoWriMo too, as Queen Lucy.

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  23. Aw man! I signed up for the other one...Oh I can sign up for both! Cool!
    Well here's my profile on the other site:
    http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/user/544879
    And I'll make an account on the older site too!

    ~Iona~

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  24. Just a curious thought. I really hope this dosn't come across in a greedy way, I was just wondering. Is there a prize if you win or is it just a happy, satisfied feeling knowing how strong your abilities are to write 50k words!

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