Friday, November 1, 2013

[Update] Doin' It - NaNoWriMo

Yep. It's true. I wasn't going to, but what the hell? I'm not going to school or working.

Last year was the first time I tried seriously doing NaNoWriMo. I got about 16,000 words into the story and hit a dead end. Didn't help I was swamped with school. I will one day finish the story once I figure out freaking how.

I have so many unfinished novels.  (⌣_⌣”)

This year I wanted to finish writing another novel I started years ago that's set in the '80s, but I figure I should work on book three of my trilogy. I need to get it done done before I try getting book one published just so I make sure I don't have any plot holes. I expect the novel to be well over 50,000 words, so I won't actually finish it. I really don't want to write it though. Something bad happens at the end.

I don't want to talk about it! .・゜゜・(/。\)・゜゜・.

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo?  Here's my NaNo profile. Add me!


  1. Hmmm. So, you're giving NaNo another shot, huh? Good to hear. If nothing else -- if nothing comes of it but an abandoned project -- it's at least something that can give us writers a kick in the pants to make some content instead of just gabbing about it or faffing about. It's the month destined to give birth to true writing heroes! Probably.

    I might see if I can peck away at something I've had in mind for a while, but I'm not going to call it an official NaNo project. (Unless I finish it, so I can retroactively convince everyone that I'm supra-cool.) But whatever the case, good luck to you and your up-and-coming tale.

    To celebrate, here's a song that might help get those creative juices sloshing around. It seemed fitting, given that it's called "Science Fiction". Even though there's no indication you're writing science fiction. But "fiction" is in the title, so close enough.

    ...Okay, I just wanted to share a Daisuke Ishiwatari song. But can you blame me? The guy's a musical god!

  2. Ewww...Nano month (Runs away and cowers under bed, where a purple monkey just happens to live.*) Last year I tried to reach the coveted 50,000 word's I FAILED!!!! I got to 46k word's and I gave up.
    I HATED, HATED, HATED, HATED IT!!!! All the fun of writing went out the window. I no longer could write when I felt like it, now i HAD to write. After Nano month ended, I didn't write again until July of 2013.

    Suffice it to say that I will not be taking part in NANO month this year, or any other year for the rest of my life.

    I don't have many unfinished novel's, but I do have some idea's floating in my head. I want to write a (drumroll, please) WOMAN'S FICTION NOVEL!!!! I also would write to write a children's book. Hmmm...

    My Post-apocalyptic novel actually goes up on Critique Circle in a few days. A lot of the end of that chapter was written during NANO of last year.

  3. Pretty good, but Nobuo Uematsu will always be the best!!!

  4. Actually, I've already kinda given up. And it's only, like, the first week. New record for me. lol. I might try catching up later. I'm actually more in revising mode than writing mode, so we'll see.

    Thanks! And good luck to you with your writing. It's probably best not to even call it an official NaNo project. Lessens the pressure.

  5. I would have to agree. For the Reunion is one of my favorite songs ever.

  6. I've already kinda given up. It's still early though. I might try to catch up later. I just haven't really felt like writing. I'd rather revise right now. I don't have anything else going on in my life, but I just haven't felt the motivation to write.

    You got so close though! Sorry to hear you had such a rough time with it. It's a lot of pressure and it does make writing seem like a chore. Kinda takes the fun out of it, though since I want to be a full time writer, it's kind of a test to see if I can actually pull it off. Guess I can't. Maybe if I was being paid though... :D

    Women's fiction novel?! Really? Like, a romance? I guess I don't know the definition of women's fiction since I don't read it. Writing a children's book seems fun. I'd like to team up with my boyfriend to write one, since he could illustrate it. But I hate children, so...I probably shouldn't write for them. haha.

    New novel on CC? Exciting!