Thursday, November 19, 2009

NaNoWrimo- Week 3...already?

See below on how to win a free YA book, but first we discuss NaNoWrimo!

I can't believe it's week three of NaNoWrimo already. Does that scare anyone else? I'm practically shaking in my boots...or Converse actually.

All in all, week three has been a success so far. I have yet to write today (today being Thursday afternoon) and I'm at 30,291. I was able to fill gaps and grow my characters while writing like a madwoman. I hope to come close to 35,000 today since I won't be able to write Friday-Sunday. At this point, I'm happy with my progress, despite realizing that I will have to rewrite the whole thing over again. That's what NaNo is for, right? Developing your ideas and characters before making the next draft pretty. Make sure to share how you're doing in the comments section.

Our frequent visitors may have noticed that we've placed a YAedge Follower widget in the sidebar. If you aren't following us already, please do so! Once we hit 30 followers, I will be giving away one YA book* to one lucky random follower. For every 30 followers, a new book will be available to win (one free book at 30, then 60 and so on)!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and hits their NaNoWrimo goals!

*I have yet to decide what book that will be, but will keep you updated.


Janet said...

I'm hanging in there too! I think I hit 31,020 this morning. Work is putting a totally damper on my creativity this time around too, but I struggle on. I imagine I'll limp across the finish line with 50,000 words of dialog, since I can't seem to get much deeper than that. Talk to me characters! Tell me what you're thinking, what you're feeling. I want to know what's behind the words! Arrrrgh!

Leona said...

*waving Hi Tami!

As of right now I'm at 41,800. As you know I had a big make up day yesterday thanks to your offer of twitter cookies to keep me going!

Today, I'm about 1600-1700 words (can't remember exactly where I quit yesterday) but I got an email from pub asking me to rewrite and resubmit and if they like rewrite, possible series! I'm about 500+ on that one! Needles to say I'm excited on both ends.

Thanks for the encouragement and you keep going on your nanowrimo :D

Tracy Belsher said...

Leona - "possible series" - oh, thems are magical words! Good luck.

And Janet - you're doing stellar! I'm a heavy dialog/first draft writer, too - so I share your pain. On the bright side - you'll push to a logical conclusion that you can build your book around. And ya need an ending, right? ;)

Tami Klockau said...

Congrats to both! Great word counts all around.