Not Enough Bookshelves: To NaNo Or Not To NaNo?

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

To NaNo Or Not To NaNo?

That’s the question that’s been posed by a lot of blogs lately. I’ve been swayed by each post, I’m easily swayed.

I’ve done NaNoWriMo twice and finished. So I can do it! Although I never edited either of those stories (!)

But November is busy this year. If ‘Im trying to squeeze in 1667 words a day too, my brain might explode!

Then I came across this post It’s Not a Sprint (thanks YA Highway) and decided to embark on my own version of NaNo. So I’ll be starting out at 250 words a day and adding. Maybe I’ll be writing 1667 words by week four, or maybe I’ll still be writing 250 words a day. Either way it’ll be better than my current output of 0!

And, because I like a bit of pressure and I’m interested to see if a brain can actually explode, I’m also doing NaBloPoMo. I miss blogging and this seems a good way to get back to it.

Also inspired by Sarah I am creating a star chart for both. I do like to see progress and I love stickers.

Finally my reward! on the 1st December I’ll be settling down with Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. (which I heard even more fabulous things about last night on Simon Mayo’s BBC2 radio show) and
 a huge bar of chocolate.

Good Luck to all of you doing NaNo or some version of it. I am cheering for you!!


  1. I hate when people use anagrams and don't explain them 🙁
    You're not the first! But it's just annoying.


  2. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

    NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month

    Both taking place in November, hope that clears things up.


  3. Wow. I love the It's Not a Sprint idea…

    Have fun with NaBloPoMo, Alexa, and keep us posted on your progress with your novel-writing, too.

    I haven't even thought of a reward for myself! I do love your idea, though!


  4. Thanks Kim! I will do 🙂

    You have to have a reward!!!


  5. So THAT's what NaBloPoMo means! I'm going to go have to look at that- and I hope your writing goes well, too 🙂


  6. Yay! Good luck! I think doing what works for you is the best idea. And your reward sounds AMAZING!


  7. Rida – thanks 🙂 Yes I am hoping NaNoBloPo is fun 🙂

    Meredith – thanks, fingers crossed it works!


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