I’m Taking Part In NaNoWriMo


I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo!!

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month – but these days it’s pretty international. The month is November and the task is to write 50,000 words in that time, which roughly equates to the size of a novel.

The idea is not to write a perfect novel, but to write 50K words of a rough draft, so you have something that you can work from after November is over. It’s for people that have always said they wanted to write a novel: just do it!

50K words equates to 1,667 words per day. That isn’t nothing but should be do-able. Nicole at It’s All About Writing, suggests writing more to start with, when you’re still keen, then building it down so that the last day of November, you only have to write one word! It sounds reasonable. Check her post here.

I haven’t got any firm plans on what to write, but write I will. Since by writing this post I’ve made it public, I can’t drop out anymore, can I?

So, I’m Leeswammes on NaNoWriMo too. Look me up and if you’re also participating, become my buddy!

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo?

Are you taking part?

About Judith
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com and bookhelpline.nl. We edit books and articles for independent writers.

42 Responses to I’m Taking Part In NaNoWriMo

  1. Uniflame says:

    I have done this once a few years back, but I can’t write THAT much in a day. In the end I had 25.000 words and I tried really hard. But no, I probably won’t participate again πŸ˜‰

  2. Ally says:

    I am not, it seems too much to be written when there is no time at all for even writing a few lines on the blog πŸ™‚ Happy writing though!

  3. Lian says:

    Good luck with your novel Judith! Will we be able to read it afterwards? I’m very curious πŸ™‚

    • Leeswammes says:

      I’m not sure Lian. I’ll have to see what it’ll be like at the end of the month. Probably needs alot of editing, assuming I’m actually getting somewhere with it.

  4. Kinna says:

    Good luck, Judith. I hope that you enjoy the process.Will you be posting here daily as well?

    • Leeswammes says:

      Thanks, Kinna. Yes, I’ll try and post here every day, that was my resolution for this year so I don’t want to give up after 10 months of posting every day. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, I didn’t know you aspired to write. I’m so excited for you!

    Do you have an idea for inspiration? Or maybe an outline from years ago that you plan to dust off? Tell me more!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Mari, I’ve been writing since I was 7 but with large, large interruptions. I started something before the summer which fizzled out and I’m using NaNoWriMo to sit down and spend my time “usefully” on writing.

      I had an idea but that’s disappeared down the drain and so I’m not much further in coming up with a story as anyone reading this (unless they *have* come up with something). So, yes, I don’t know yet. Panic!! πŸ™‚

  6. Deborah Deck-Suarez says:

    I am glad you are jumping into the vanwagon. See you at NaNo.

  7. Is it November already? Wow, time flies, and here’s me, thinking I’ll have more time to think about it.
    Good luck with the story, are you also going to post it on your blog as you write it?

  8. Suzanne says:

    Bravo Judith! I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines.
    I like the idea of NaNoWriMo — maybe I’ll participate at my own much slower pace and see what comes out.

  9. Amy says:

    Good luck, Judith! I’ve always been told “write what you know” and “just start writing”. I’m sure you’ve heard both these pieces of advice, too!

    I’m rooting for you!

  10. Are you going to write it in English or in Dutch? I’ve looked up the site and it seems all really English.
    My dream is to write a book, but I don’t think I woud like a 30 days challenge. Ofcourse I don’t take part because my life is too busy and I’m still too young. (16)
    Good Luck!

  11. breieninpeking says:

    I’ll be writing too next month. I’m really looking forward to it.
    We ‘buddied’ a few weeks ago, but the site has been renewed, the buddies are not up yet, maybe next week again?
    I’ll be writing in Dutch.

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  13. Rikki says:

    Good luck, Judith. I am curious to see what you will come up with (if we get to see it, that is).

  14. Boekhapper says:

    Seems quite an ambitious challenge Judith! I hope you still have time to read πŸ™‚
    Good luck and have fun

  15. Susan says:

    Good for you, Judith! I won’t be participating; I may be the only person I know without dreams of becoming a novelist. (I don’t have stories inside my head.) But I’ll be looking forward to hearing about your experience. Wishing you a productive and successful November!

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  17. Maggie L R says:

    I joined too and I added you as a writing buddy… Best of luck, I hope you make the 50,000

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  21. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    Good luck with it! – I might attempt it eventually but probably not anytime soon.

  22. Lucybird says:

    I really need to decide if I’m going to take part this year. I’m here

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