Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November #IWSG: NaNo Time!




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IWSG Day Question: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

I n the month of October, I managed impromptu hiking excursions, trips to corn mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and indoor soccer games, trick or trreating, and binge-watching Stranger Things 2. Whew. I just got tired writing all of that.  

Writing? Er, not so much. But today's the day!!!

 I like to start my NaNo prep in late September, so I'm already fifty pages into my new MG mystery. I always finish my NaNo projects even if it's in the month of December. My first book ever published was a NaNo novel.

So grab your pencils, er, laptops, and let's get cracking! After a very busy month of playing around, I'm ready to rumble, er, write. Join me on a fantastic way to crank out a rough draft in thirty days.  

Good luck on your NaNo project or finishing your work-in-progress that you started last year. 

Corn Maze time!

Mathessin State Park near LaSalle Peru, Illinois



 

43 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer, 50 pages into your new MG mystery is super. I'm revising my Manuscript (my first adult novel). Hopefully I'll be able to send it out by the end of the year.

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    1. I know it's kind of cheating, but whatever it takes to get it written, right?

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  2. Yeah. I love NaNo for first drafts because it forces me to turn off my internal editor.

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  3. That is exciting news and so encouraging. I working on two manuscripts presently and one of them is from my first ever NaNo participation. I look forward to seeing what I write in book and digital.
    Good luck with NaNo. Love your attitude. You finished what you're doing even if it is in December. What a way to go.
    All the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. I'm working on three. Well, only one for NaNo. Thanks!

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  4. You go, girl! Finding what works for you is so important. Best wishes on this year's NaNo.

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  5. Oh this is awesome! Best of luck finishing this new MG mystery. I'm intrigued. Look forward to seeing it on the shelves and to reading. :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait for my other two to get on the shelves. Hopefully soon.

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  6. My second book was a NaNo project! Planning ahead, you're sure to score.
    Sounds like you had fun in October.
    Don't you wish there were more than nine episodes?

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    1. Oh my word. Why 18 episodes?? I screamed so loud, I think the neighbors thought we were being murdered in our house.

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  7. October is for all of that fun stuff. You really lived the season up. :)

    Good luck with NaNo!

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  8. Good luck with NaNo. I'm sure you'll be a winner :)

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    1. And with all the eavesdropping and spying I did throughout October, it better help me win NaNo.

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  9. Sounds like a super fun October. Congratulations on your past NaNo successes and best wishes on your new project!

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  10. I love all that October fun stuff! :) Good luck with NaNo. You sound like you have a good handle on it.

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  11. Sure had a fun month. Now on to the nano track. Good luck! Too bad Stranger Things wasn't longer.

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    1. Fun times are over. Hard core writing ahead. Yes, way too short.

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  12. Outlines scare me - but I'm trying this year! Good luck to you!!

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    1. Ha! Try Outlining Your Novel by KM Weiland. Thanks!

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  13. Wow! I can feel your energy, Jennifer! Your October sounds like my November. I may put a NaNo-like push on in December when I'm down in Arizona. Good luck with your writing this November!

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    1. I should've saved some energy for this month. lol. Thanks!

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  14. You have the fall energy in high gear, Jennifer! Here's to some great writing this month.

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  15. Good luck with NaNo! It's good to have a head start.
    I've only tried it once and I failed miserably. I'd like to really try it sometime with a lot of planning ahead. Maybe next year!

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  16. Good luck with the NaNo. This is my first. I'm inspired by everyone's successes. I planned ahead too, and already have 10k. The rest will be slow going.

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  17. Good luck with NaNo this month. I'm doing it as well. It's inspiring to read about folks like you've who've successfully taken their NaNo draft and published it.

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  18. Hmmmm..... It doesn't sound like you have much time for writing what with all those other activities. Good luck with NaNo this year.

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    1. I'm going to be a hermit this month. What family?

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  19. Good luck with the NaNoing. If it doesn't stick I'm sure you can find more cool, fun activities like you did in October. :-)

    IWSG November

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  20. I'm loving this blog, Jennifer! Bravo to you to have published a NaNo project. And bravo for even completing your NaNo projects.

    I think we connected through social media. If not, I will now. And I'll follow your blog if I'm not doing that already.

    http://victoriamarielees.blogspot.com

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  21. Hope NaNo goes fantastically well for you this year!

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  22. Hahaha! Yeah, I also finish projects. Just not in their timeline. I'll do it in my timeline. Cool. new look too!

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  23. Beautiful pictures! October is always insanity around here. Always. Too many family birthdays, General Conference, Halloween, and throw in the teenagers this year... There was at LEAST one party every weekend. Or date. It was insanity! And the newborn didn't help. But, I hope your November is much calmer. My mind is blown that it's already half way over. How did that happen? Whew! So much to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas... Basically, as soon as October hits, the year is OVER. =)

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