I did it!..No, no I did not win, but I participated like I wanted, I knew from the start that I won’t really win. I just wanted to know, what it’s going to be like.
I liked it and will participate in the next NaNoWriMo, because I have never writen so much of my stories. The people in NaNoWriMo where nice and I would love to see them next year. And who knows maybe win. :D 1 week ago
How I did it: A lot of writing during my commute on public transit, and a lot less television and internet. I just kept pounding away at the words. It helped to keep entering my word count on the NaNoWriMo website, that gave me little treats as I saw my number climb up and the amount I needed to do per day dwindle. Read how I did it… 1 week ago
I did it! I WIN! I finished NaNoWriMo! I wrote 50,000 words this month (plus the 9,123 I had written previously)!!! I can’t believe I did it! I’m super excited and I can’t wait to do it again in April or June or maybe even both. I still have quite a trek to write still in the novel I’m working on now, plus an absolute TON of editing, but now that I know I can hammer out 50,000 words in a month, I think I’m more game for it than ever!
I started out so strong, starting out with a basic outline and just skipped around, writing whichever scene I felt strongly about that day. I made my daily target goals over and over again at the beginning and then I would time and again manage to overshoot my daily targets sometimes by even a thousand words! I planned on finishing the day before Thanksgiving, seeing as how busy the holiday can be, but that did not happen. Towards the end of the month, I slowed down dramatically. There was only one day this month that I did not write, but there were also other days that I did not manage to write more than a couple dozen words.
I’m going to take a short, two-week break from writing to catch up on other things for now, and then maybe spend another week doing some more brainstorming and fleshing out my story some more in addition to re-ordering the scenes I’ve written and organizing my draft a little better.
I can’t believe I did it! 1 week ago
I have 5,336 words to go on my NaNoWriMo in 3 more (very busy) days. I’ve come to such a near-halt in my writing, too. It’s getting harder and harder to trudge through because I’ve exhausted my outline and I don’t have the energy to come up with new ideas. Some days in the past week I’ve only written a couple hundred, or worse a couple dozen, words a day at times! Such a contrast from when I started out and I was writing 3000+ words a day at times!
Time to get back to work! 2 weeks ago
I finally completed it. I have a novel with 50000 words with a beginning middle and end. I am very happy and proud. But now I am already feeling stagnate and need another challenge for myself! 2 weeks ago
I’ve been very productive, but I have a big book project at work that I’m behind on, and there’s no way I can focus on both. 3 weeks ago
If only it weren’t in November! Maybe next year… 3 weeks ago
Half of the month has gone by and I haven’t done much work… But at least, I learned what I want to write about, that’s a step toward another goal, writing a novel. 3 weeks ago
I am just a tiny bit behind pace. The work is really taking it out of me. I’m doing a lot of research as I go (Mayan codices, drug cartels, gunshot wounds, etc.) and working for several hours a day on top of my day job. My sleep is jacked up, my eating isn’t healthy, and my house is a mess.
I’m proud of what I’ve gotten done so far. I have over 50K of a rough draft that I started in the beginning of September. But I need to be more balanced.
I think from now on, I am going to just write for 3 solid hours a day, no more, and try to have more of a normal life. 3 weeks ago
I am about 10 000 words behind… that isn’t very good, but somehow I’m saying that with a smile. I still have time and fortunatly I have one more free day, so I don’t have time to feel bad.. LETS GET WRITING! 3 weeks ago
Maybe next year. 3 weeks ago
I’ve been writing so much lately! Other than yesterday, I’ve written every day and made my targets just about every one of those days. Most days I’ve written much more than the targets I set. I’m so excited, I’ve never written so much in my life! I’m well on track to finish before the end of the month, which is kind of exciting. 4 weeks ago
I didn’t think about it much this year. Too many other things to focus on, which I feel good about. But I’m keeping this here because one day…. 4 weeks ago
I’m really enjoying my story.
I really don’t have it in me to work on any of my other goals at all. 4 weeks ago
...this just isn’t happening for me. I don’t think my existing workload will permit me to do it. Sigh. Seems like this happens EVERY year! (Frustration!) 1 month ago
Doing this again. This time I’m aiming for 150k. Approaching 20k now, so I’m about on target. 1 month ago
I’m behind by about 5k words but I am going to write till 8 tonight and go to two write ins this weekend and maybe have a writing party. :) 1 month ago
Unfortunately. Maybe next year! 1 month ago
Did not write today or make the write-in(s). Will be offline on Saturday (my weekly media fast). Can I catch up on Sunday by writing (1,666×3 = 5,000) words? (Sounds like a LOT!) 1 month ago