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Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

write a novel (read all 2 entries…)
It's not a good one, though

Yes, I wrote two, they’re not that great, though.

Boo. I wrote them during NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, a program across the world which encourages people to write a novel (an entire novel – minimum 50,000 words) over the course of one month – and that one month is November.

www.nanowrimo.org

:) I love the program – it’s wonderful. It’s kind of a contest but not and you meet wonderful people. I’ve met many amazing people – 3 of which have come to visit me in Hawaii :D and I met a great friend on it but he’s moved to Oregon…but these are friends that I’d keep forever.



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I'd heard of NaNoWriMo

...but had no idea what it is. It sounds interesting. Thanks for writing about it.

Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

Best decision of my life

I did it for 3 years (successful – meaning I completed the novel – for 2) and all 3 years were great. The first year is always the best, though. You’re new to the process of writing a novel in a month (if not to just writing a novel) and yet you have so much support (from around the world, and from your country, and from people in your province/state).

My first year, I met the most people and they were all very amazing. I felt like I belonged – like nothing silly I did would be taken as a bad thing (versus in real life, “you’re so weird”). If you have questions, you ask, and almost always you get great answers and advice. :)

I hope you try it. November is coming up soon. The site is currently or will soon be closed down temporarily for a week or two for renovations and Oct 1 is the first day it opens back up again. :D I hope you sign up!

It totally jumpstarted my writing

I had always wanted to write a novel but thought I should complete a short story…a short short…an ANYTHING first. But NaNoWriMo gave me no time to doubt my ability to complete a full novel. Now I’m working on my second at a more leisurely pace. My NNWM novel wasn’t very good but this one, I think, will be better.

Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

Awesome! Don’t doubt your ability anyway :D.

Will you be doing it again this year?

Not this year

I want to have my current novel in shape enough that I can commit to writing 1,000 words a day (short of the 1,667 a day you need for NaNoWriMo) during the month of November as an act of solidarity with all the NNWM writers. I don’t want to lose momentum on this novel.


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