Chocolate, Twizzlers, Hot Cocoa and Nano.

Every year I see tweets and talk about Nano and I truly want to join in the excitement and put the badge on my blog and use it as an excuse to binge buy things like chocolate and twizzlers and hot cocoa to get me through the Nano experience.

But alas.

Nano has never fit into my schedule. I’m either rewriting or revising or I’m already in the middle of a first draft. This year I am in the middle of a draft and I’m past the midpoint. I highly doubt that the second half will be 50 thousand words, so I can’t even be a rebel and have already started.

When it comes to Nano, I never thought I could write that many words in a month, but as the years have gone by and I write more and more and know my rhythm of writing, I realize I can do it. In fact, I did complete Nano in that I reached 50k words in October. Just a month too early. It comes down to about 2-3 thousand words a day. And that is possible. Especially if you know where your story is going.

So even though I can’t officially participate, good luck to everyone! Though, I guess I could still invest in some Twizzlers…

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8 Responses to Chocolate, Twizzlers, Hot Cocoa and Nano.

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh November 2, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Not participating either, but I did win in 2010. If I can maintain a pace of 1700 words a day, anyone can do it.

    • Laura November 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

      Okay, so 1700 a day is all? I guess that accounts for my 2-3k but just on Mon-Fri. 🙂

  2. Jessica Baverstock November 2, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Glad I’m not the only one who can’t manage it this year.

    I think you should definitely invest in some Twizzlers to celebrate your personal OctNoWriMo. 😀

  3. becca puglisi November 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I feel your pain regarding NaNo. I’ve always wanted to do it, but November is a terrible month for me, what with Thanksgiving and my son’s birthday. At some point, I want to do my own NaNo in another month entirely. Good for you for writing so many words last month! That’s awesome!

    • Laura November 9, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

      November is the worst month for Nano, esp. with Thanksgiving! Not sure why that month was picked!

  4. Susan Schleicher November 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    You can NEVER go wrong with Twizzlers! Happy reading and writing, Laura!

  5. Dianne Salerni November 3, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    NaNo has never fit into my schedule either. It’s a bad month for a teacher anyway, it doesn’t fit my style of writing, a-a-and I always seem to have another project I need to work on.

    In this case, starting over with Book 3 in my MG series. (I’m not foolish enough to think I can finish it in a month!)

    • Laura November 9, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

      How exciting, Dianne. Isn’t that weird to be writing book 3 when book 1 hasn’t released yet? 🙂

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