11.05.2014

IWSG - November

This post is part of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, a bloghop dedicated to writers supporting one another through this crazy thing called 'being a writer'. 

Ohhh National Novel Writing Month.. What a frenzy of excitement, activity, insecurity and support! I'm going rogue, so working on two different projects, both of which were already started. One is heavily outlined and I've been so excited to get finished and moving forward to the editing stage, the other I've just dabbled at through the last two years or so. I have no real idea where that story is going. So my projects are a combination of planning and pantsing, which so far has worked alright. If I'm feeling focused I'll work on the former, and if I just need to be creative I'll work on the latter. 

But I'm starting behind due to being gone at a wedding last weekend and there is a LOT going on this month. So the freaking out side of me is somewhat in 'omg I'll never make it through NaNo!' mode. I guess the best thing to do is just keep typing, eh? And probably make sure that if I'm doing blog posts I'm not writing anything too long hah

Any other IWSG folks also doing NaNo? How's it going?

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  1. Hey, progress is progress. I'm actually torn between 4 different projects right now, and it's hard to decide which one to focus on. I'm taking the approach that my combined word count on all 4 counts. =)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. Yeah! All of the rogue goodness :) Good luck this month!

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  2. A combination of planning and pantsing, there is no shame in that. Good luck! :)

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  3. Something to satisfy both sides of your whim. Just keep plodding forward, no matter where you are in the word count.

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  4. I so admire those of you doing NaNo. Good luck, but weddings are so fun, aren't they?

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    1. Weddings are fun! And this one might have inspired a (horror) story, so even better!

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  5. Hello there.
    Thanks for co-hosting this year's A-Z Challenge. Wishing you all the best with NaNo! Thanks for sharing. Just making a short pit stop from the Road Trip!

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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    1. Aw thanks! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Last year, though starting with words in the bank, I had a death in the family that took up 2 weeks of November, but still pulled off 15K on the last day. If you are determined to win Nano, you can. Just write when time is available and live the rest.

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    1. 15,000 on one day?! I bow to your prowess! Did your fingers bleed or cramp? lol

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  7. Yep, that pesky real life thing does get in the way of our NaNoing sometimes, doesn't it? I have been going out too much this week (not that I really wanted to :P ) but hope that this weekend will let me get some good amount of words down.

    Good luck for the rest of November!!

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  8. Just keep writing those two manuscripts and don't stress the word count.

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  9. We always have something going on, don't we? And that's what makes us writers, that we write anyway for however long it takes!

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  10. Yeah, I'm doing a bunch of writing in longhand for my Nano project, but that makes the whole word count thing tricky. *shrugs* But when you get down to it, the spirit of Nano is to write and cheer each other on. So, go, go, go! :)

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    1. :) Thanks, Tui! And good luck to you as well!

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