Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

Ladies and gentlemen. Get off your writing rumpuses and line up your turtles! Have you rotated your tires? Changed the windshield wipers, oil, and brake pads? Topped off the fluids?

Don’t forget the gas.


Turtle Time

Cause you can’t waste time twiddling your thumbs once you’re out of the starting gate on November 1.

Currently, there are over 125,000 authors signed up for this year’s novel writing extravaganza. I’m one of them.

Only 1,667 words a day. I can do it. So can you!

Join a local NaNoWriMo group if you need some support or go online to a NaNoWriMo forum.

Visit NaNoWriMo for more details.

Good luck!


27 thoughts on “Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

  1. Laurel Leigh says:

    Go, Jill! You may need to borrow that darkened room when November is over, but what a fabulous endeavor and writers bonding event NaNoWriMo has become. I remember when it took off and I could barely spell it. Have fun!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thanks! And good luck to you! For a moment, I thought “I could do that, too,” but then came to my senses. Perhaps you could write a book about a little girl who’s ambitions are bigger than her stomach. 😮

  2. 4amWriter says:

    I have done my time at NaNo, and now I’m out. I made the decision based on the fact I am getting ready to write the third draft to a novel I started this year. I really want to stay committed to this story rather than starting something new. I am going to feed off the positive energy of NaNo, however, because everywhere I turn writers are all about writing. That will help push me in my own writing venture.

    Good luck to you. I’ll be rooting you on!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      Thanks! It sounds like you’ve got your hands full. Too many projects at once spoils the broth, diluting the potency of each project.

      You’re right. There will be plenty of energy in the air in the writing community throughout November that should be free for the taking.

      Good luck to YOU!

  3. Sheila says:

    You make it sound like so much fun that I just might have to do it! I did it a few years ago and I’m always tempted again around this time of year but then I fall back into revising my other novels instead. Still, I’d love to just write again instead of all that revising. Good luck! I’ll be cheering you on!

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