The Crazy Thing I’m Doing This Month

by Jessica Anderson on November 1, 2012

in Book Events

NaNoWriMo

Yep. That’s write right. I’m going to write a novel in November. This crazy event is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and the goal is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in the thirty days known as November. I’m a WriMo known as thebluestocking. It’s my first time, and I am definitely not a writer. But I’m going to try.

I debated whether to make this crazy fact public or not, but I think I could use some accountability. So, hold me accountable. And let me know if you’re NaNo-ing this month away too.

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melissa @ 1lbr November 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Ooh, sounds like an adventure! I always consider it, but never do it. I’m not sure I could stay that motivated all month long.

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Jessica November 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

We shall see how it goes, particularly with Thanksgiving thrown in there. I have been a lurker on the site for about three years, but this year my friend convinced me to give it a try.

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Jenni Elyse November 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Oh, wow! So cool! I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear about it. I’ve wanted to participate in one, but I haven’t been able to yet.

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

So far, I’m having quite a bit of fun. :)

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bermudaonion(Kathy) November 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Good for you! I hope you rock it!

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Thanks, Kathy!

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L November 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I like crazy ideas/events such as these. I wish you well!

my daughter is doing it, so I may. I’ve done it a couple years now and have enjoyed the camaraderie (some of your regional get-togethers might be fun).

I go by — Violaine — it was a character name, I was bored w/ my own, blog not yet born, and yeah… (i’m out of Denver)

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’m going to look you up!

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Jenny November 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

Oh wow! Best of Luck. I hope you have fun above all else. ;)

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Thanks, Jenny. It is fun so far. I am giving myself permission to just write. And to write crappily if necessary. :)

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Emily November 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

That IS crazy! Crazy and awesome! I’m not doing it, but I will definitely cheer you along. Break a leg! (Or should it be pencil?)

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Thanks, Emily! It is crazy. And I do hope to break a pencil. :)

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Suey November 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Awesome! I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Do you have a big idea in mind? All outlined and ready to go? I think it sounds fun, but I am way too intimidated to try it. Maybe one of these years. November is lousy month for this though. Who’s idea was that anyway?

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Jessica November 5, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Thanks, Suey. I had a small idea. And I attempted to outline. But I am apparently more of a go-by-the-seat-of-my-pants writer than I thought.

And I agree that November is a lousy month for it. I’d prefer January or February or March. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, so we’ll see how that affects things!

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care November 6, 2012 at 7:20 pm

YAY!!! Do it! Hope it is going well! And no need to respond to mynnote here so that you can devote to the novel but know that I am cheering for you!!!!

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Jessica November 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

Thanks, Care! I couldn’t resist the temptation to respond. :)

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Care November 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

AND?! You haven’t done any posts here so that means you are churning out words THERE, right? at your NaNoWriMo?!?! SQUEEEEE – keep going.

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Jessica December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks, Care! I did churn out a lot of words, but I think in the future I might stick to reading. :)

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