Tuesday, 1 November 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - I'm taking part!

As usual I'm late to the party!

 I decided just yesterday to sign up to NaNoWriMo and as I'm not a planner, I really have no idea where I'm going with this.  However, I just completed my word count for the day (2,128 words so far!) and it was fun! My novel will be YA, but I don't have a title as yet, nor do I have a synopsis. I do have a whole load of ideas though, and a whole load of teenage diaries to delve into. If nothing else, reading back through them should be, er, interesting!

I've thought about doing NaNoWriMo for the past two years and I've never written a word, so I'm already making more progress than I've ever made before. If it continues to go well, I'll update with my progress here. Most of my writing up to now has been academic (I have a degree in History and English literature) but I've never done any creative writing before, and I have no background in it, so wish me luck! 

If you want to add me as a writing buddy, my username is shutterbug_99. I know a couple of my blogger buddies are taking part in NaNoWriMo, but since I wasn't paying attention until yesterday, I haven't found any of you on there yet.  I'd love to have NaNo chats as the month progresses so add me if you like! :) I'll be updating my progress on Twitter too.


  1. I too signed up! I will add you! This is also my first year. I'm currently at about 700 words, this is going to be interesting!


  2. Ooh, good luck! I'm not taking part but I like hearing about people's progress - keep us updated! :)

  3. This is my first year of NaNoWriMo as well but I haven't done any planning for my book other than the starting of it. I definitely didn't reach my goal today yet and I only have 5 more days to spend with my boyfriend before he leaves the country, so I have no idea when I'll get any of this done. :P I have something around 800 words done, but I may change that up a little. I'm writing a YA novel as well. I added you as a buddy (ohaiitschey). Good luck with your writing!

  4. I signed up too! I did it last year and loved it.
    I haven't started this year yet, but will get cracking when I get home tonight. (i write better in the evening)
    I added you as a buddy - you can add me back as 'Barmy_Bex'

    Good luck for the month of writing. :D

  5. Me, too. I signed up today, as per Rachel Hawkins enthusiastic persuasion on her blog today. I've never done this before and I'm strangely excited, being that I have an idea I'm confident in. I just don't know if I'm going to make the requisite word count by the end of the month. We shall see & I will buddy you ;) Good luck, everyone!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  6. Wish you the best!!! Keep writing and think how great and proud you will be of the result at the end!

  7. Thanks for the words of encourgagement!

    I added you all back as writing buddies too! xx

  8. Hey i'm going NaNoWriMo too :).

    Just added you on the NaNo website (ifmary) and now i'm following you on twitter (@ifmary as well).

    Good luck !

  9. Yay! I am so glad you are doing this! I will find you on there. I am doing it along with my students. I wrote about 20,000 words last year and that is what I am expecting again this year. It's fun to just write more than the norm!

  10. Woo! Good start - hope it goes well. :)

  11. @Marie - added you! Good luck with your writing too! x

    @Christina - I already added you on there. I'm so glad that we can be NaNo buddies! :) I remember you participated last year too, but I bailed! lol!

    @Claire - Thanks, Clarie. Hope it goes well for you too! x

  12. I've definitely signed up. I added you as a buddy (cherry_chez). I'm already at 1900, I think that's a good effort. Good luck with your writing.

  13. I added you back, Cheree. I love the synopsis of your project!! :)

  14. Congrats on the progress you've already made! I'm so excited for you :D

  15. I'm doing it too! You've done so much today....I'm nowhere near there...

  16. Well done Leanna! I have added you. Look forward to reaching the finishing line.

  17. I am doing NaNo, too! I will add you when I get on tomorrow. I am ashhadans. I haven't filled out the novel description or genre yet, because I really have no clue what it to describe it as. :s


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