NaNoWriMo 2010

The National Novel Writing Month website has reset! I can’t believe it’s been an entire year since I last wrote these words. I’m so excited I feel like Daddy gave the t-bird back.

For those of you who don’t know (you mean, you missed the last 50 blogs I’ve posted about NaNoWriMo?), I’ve been a NaNo-aholic since I first participated in 2008 and I’ve won both years with just over 50,000 words each. I intend to make it a third year running even if I do have Miss Will-You-Change-My-Diaper-Please this year. My husband doesn’t know it yet but I’ve located a cave fifty miles from here that I will be retreating to for the month of November. And yes, it does have WiFi.

I’m a little late on the uptake, but I finally ordered my gifts to myself for winning last year. For 2008, I got the travel mug. For 2009, I got the Diner Mug (so I can now have writer fuel at home too) and No Plot? No Problem! written and autographed by Chris Baty (I promise not to sleep with it under my pillow. Okay, I don’t promise.). This year, it will probably be the Let Your Imagination Rain Poster for my “office of inspiration”. It has rain on it–you knew it would be mine eventually. If you love NaNoWriMo as much as I do, the NaNo store is great motivator to reach your goal!

So now that my NaNo profile is clean and pretty, it’s time for this year’s novel information. This novel means a lot to me as the idea was sparked by someone I care about. I’m really looking forward to writing it and I can’t wait until November gets here so I can get started! As you can see, my note card outline is filling up quickly (pictured above)!

Who else is participating in National Novel Writing Month this year? Do you have a synopsis written? If so, post it here, link to your NaNoWriMo profile or post it on your blog to share with everyone! And don’t forget to add me as your buddy on the NaNoWriMo site. I’ll be watching your word count bar!

In case you missed them on my About page, here are some helpful NaNoWriMo links:

I am an author and a writing business teacher. I am also a mother of two, a wife, a businesswoman, a nature-lover, and a wannabe yogi. My debut women's fiction novel, PERFECTLY UNDONE, will be released on October 3, 2017. Here, I blog about my journey in publication in the hopes of inspiring others to follow their own dreams.

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Comments (7)

  1. Eeeeeeeee! I’m excited for YOU! However I will be missing you A LOT next month. Kind of makes me sad at the same time. πŸ™ ) (a smile and a frown at the same time) (didn’t work that good) lol

  2. That sounds great! I, too, am excited about NaNo … I have my idea, but haven’t written a synopsis yet. It’s the story of my first hero, Brad’s, brother Kenny. He asks a friend of his to pretend to be his fake (and totally unsuitable) fiancee to get his matchmaking Ma off his back, on the theory that if he introduces Kris and everyone hates her, Ma’ll be thrilled enough to leave him alone once he says they’ve broken up

    … Of course, he realizes he loves her. But by then, she’s made herself so annoying to his family that they concoct a “pygmalion” type scheme to make her over into the kind of girl his family can love (the kind she was all along anyway). It backfires (of course) and he ends up nearly losing her before they reach their happily ever after.

    1. It sounds to me like you’ve got your synopsis right there! I was just checking out your NaNo profile and wondering where it was. πŸ™‚

      I love this idea but it’s no surprise because you seem to favor writing my favorite type of story. I love it when the hero and heroine are intimate before they fall in love. I don’t know why but I love it!

  3. That’s a really neat tool! I’m bookmarking it for when I start writing again. I did a quick run-through of the ideas I have bouncing in my head and got “Fantasy Satire Literary Fiction Short Story”

    I’ll take it! πŸ™‚

    Good luck on reaching your goals. I’m rooting you on!

    1. I love how ridiculously specific it gets. Sounds like the perfect combination for you!

      Thank you! I feel like a caged racehorse right before they let the door open! πŸ˜›

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