Friday, October 23, 2015

NaNoWriMo


I've gone and done it: jumped off the deep end of the pool without thinking about how it might affect me and mine. Actually, all I've done is sign up for NaNoWriMo. Yeah, that's it. Nothing big going on here at all...only that I have plans to write a 50,000 word novel all in the month of November.

What? Yes, I just said that I signed up for NaNoWriMo during one of the busiest months of my year. Have I gone crazy? Is the Pope Catholic?

So here's the deal. While I'm writing my book, I have no plans to actually write on this blog. That doesn't mean I won't post, it simply means that my posts will be very similar to a captain's log of sorts. A log of how I'm faring and the status of my book.

Therefore, each day in the month of November, starting with the 2nd (this way Aaron might get a birthday post...we'll see), I will answer the following questions:
1. How many words I wrote the day before.
2. Did I make the word count goal for the day? (1,667 words)
3. Am I on track to finish 50,000 words by November 30?
I'm signed up, I'm buddies with Bethany House, who will keep me in line for sure, and I'm happy to be writing buddies with any other crazy person out there. You can find me under the author name of cmconsolino and the title of The Chocolate Garden.

Write on!

*For those of you who might recall that this title is already in use (by me), know this: I'm using this month to actually finish a book I've started. I don't know how many words I already have in my draft of The Chocolate Garden (it's not much), but those words do nothing right now except allude to a story. I plan on adding at least 50,000 more and to finish the draft!!




7 comments:

T said...

Wahoo!

Christina said...

Wahoo my bum. You'd better not pester me for a month. And then...you will have to read the draft when it's ready. Not sure I can do this, but I'm going to try!

Bethany House said...

Yeah! It's gonna be great. The way I see it, even if I don't get all 50,000 I'll have written waay more than I would have without challenging myself with NaNoWriMo. But, of course, we're going to be wildly successful and finish in half the time it takes other people! (Okay, so that may just be my pre-event optimism talking).

Christina said...

Yes Bethany! Let's be optimistic!! And you're right about writing more than without the challenge. I'm good with challenges, especially when I have a good support network. So thanks for being in that network!

sandra doninger said...

Yay!!!! I've been waiting for another book to read!!

T said...

Wahoo!

sandra doninger said...

Ok, that was presumptuous of me. I should say, may I please read a draft? 😊