Several people have asked: nope, not doing NaNoWriMo. Not officially, anyway. What I am doing is continuing to write on my novel with the goal of having it done by the end of the year. This means I’m going to be doing a lot of writing this month, and if any NaNo people want to get together and do so with me, all the better.

My novel will likely be around 50K (actually I am aiming for between 60 and 75K) as it’s a YA. And I would enjoy motivation. This is why I have the Chapters for Chocolate program. Anyone who wants to see my chapters as I complete them (in 5 chapter chunks) must give me good chocolate in return for them. That’s all.

Also, Nina Kiriki Hoffman and I have this thing going on. A word race, if you will. Each week in November we will see who has more words for that given 7 day period. Whoever writes less will have to buy the other a Kindle book.

So, I have some great motivators. And a novel that is (finally) behaving itself. So November will be a good month.

Anyone interested in NonNaNoing with me?

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8 thoughts on “NonNaNoWriMo

  1. damn, my comment got eaten.

    anyhow, I’m non-nanoing too, because I started early and this fucker is going to be big and take more than a month. But I’m still going to use the writing momentum and motivation from nano to pound out as many words as I can by the end of this month.

  2. Yep. I’m doing AlterNano with some friends. We’re all doing specific things for November — short stories, revisions, rewrites, etc –, and cheering each other on. Bribes with chocolate is a smashing idea, though.

  3. I’m NaNoing and non-NaNoing; I’m writing a new novel during November but hoping to finish a novel-in-progress by the end of the year, too. We can cheer each other on!

  4. Also, how much do I love that the icon randomizer gave me Rev. Samuels? <3 I think this is the first time I've commented since you added new icons.

  5. I would love to participate in Chapters for Chocolate. There is a chocolate factory three blocks from my apartment even!

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