Friday 31 October 2014

Anyone for NaNoWriMo?

So, I may have failed miserably last year - I made it to 16,000 words or thereabouts before I quit - but that doesn't mean that I'm not going to try again this year. Oh no.

I've 'won' NaNoWriMo once before - way back in 2011 - and I'm hoping to win again some day!

Two mistakes I made last year:

1. I didn't do any prep work.
2. I kept up a full blogging schedule

This year, I won't be blogging during NaNoWriMo - I may check in here and there, but that's about it.  And I intend on doing some prep. I mean, I already have an idea, which is more than I can say for last year!

Here's what my novel is all about:

It's a  coming of age drama featuring celebrity spats, manipulation and revenge. Loosely inspired by All About Eve.

Let's see how it goes!

If you're participating, add me as a writing buddy. 

If you have any top tips for NaNoWriMo I would really love to hear them!


  1. Katytastic on the youtubes (god I sound old when I say that) has some great tips for NaNoWriMo

    It;s an older video but they're still useful tips. :)

  2. I'm taking part this year too. Tip: don't stop trying. If you feel like you're about to give up then post what you feel on twitter or on the NaNo forums and I'm sure you'll get plenty of encouragement. Good luck!

  3. Katherine @ Neon Yeti Reads31 October 2014 at 20:36

    Good luck! I won't be participating, but I love hearing the stories from those who do.

  4. YAY! I am pretty excited as this will be my first year participating. I'm doing an opening post tomorrow and, like a you, maybe a few posts during the month of Nov but not more than that! Gotta save my computer time to write! :D Good luck, Leanna! I've added you as a buddy!

  5. Thanks for this! I'll take a look now! :)

  6. I totally stopped trying last year -but I'm hoping to stick with it this year!

  7. I'll try to update here with my progress - if I have time! ;)

  8. Good luck to you too, Becky! Here's hoping we'll both reach 50K by the end of the month!

  9. ChristinaBookAddict1 November 2014 at 20:50

    Yay! I am so glad you are participating this year as well. Hopefully we will both "win" this year; however, I didn't prepare as nearly as much as I did last year. *fingers crossed*

  10. My 'prep' is one page in total! Ha! Still, it's more than I had last year!

  11. Good luck in reaching the magic word count :)

  12. Thanks, Jesse! It is going pretty well so far! :)


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