Sponsored Links

Writing A Novel

www.fullsail.edu/     Create Compelling Stories and Bring them to Life! Full Sail University.

Write & Publish Your Book

www.searchforpublishers.com/     Find Publishing Companies That Work With New Authors. Get Started Now!

Best Way To Write A Book

about.com/Best+Way+To+Write+A+Book     Best Way To Write A Book Search Now! Over 60 Million Visitors.

Writing Your First Novel

shop411.com/Writing+Your+First+Novel     Find our Lowest Possible Price! Writing Your First Novel for Sale

Christian Fantasy Novel

www.amazon.com/     An Epic Fantasy Sage Readers Love The Coming Crescdendo of Morning

Writing A Book?

www.be-published.com/     We Can Help You Write And Publish Your Book. Get Started Today!

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.


:) 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.


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.

Ivymere has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


I want to:
43 Things Login