Monthly Archives: November 2014

NaNoWriMo is over!

Well, technically we have until midnight, but I. Am. Done.
I validated my novel at 50,124 words at 12:30.
I have more story to write. This novel is not done (unless I decide to be a really mean author who offers heart wrenching cliff hangers- stay tuned). With the beginning I wrote before November hit I have about 62,000 words of my novel written. Now I just need an ending!

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Reflections on NaNoWriMo day 4

So when I wrote the post yesterday I had no idea. I had no idea that the Athens Area WriMos Facebook page would pull me into word sprints. I also didn’t know that anything with the word sprint in it could be fun. And helpful!
For those who have never word sprinted, a word sprint is when two or more writers decide that at a certain time they will begin writing as fast as they can. After a set period of time (say, 15 minutes) they stop and compare word counts. We did this on a comment thread on the FB page.
It was amazing! In two 15 minute sprints I wrote over 1,200 words, pulling my word count for the day up to 3,000 and my total word count above 8,000! So. Much. Fun. Do it. Whether you’re a WriMo or not.

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NaNoWriMo day 4!

Day four of National Novel Writing Month is drawing to a close, and I have writing just over 6,000 words. This past weekend was the Athens regional NaNoWriMo kickoff at Avid Bookshop, and it was pretty awesome. There were stickers, calendars, plot bunnies, and a bunch of people who were as excited as I was to get writing! If you are a WriMo in the Athens area and you haven’t declared your region you definitely should.
My plot bunnies (pictured below) and I have been hard at work. It’s kind of lovely to be writing everyday. It gives my characters a chance to blossom.

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