NaNoWriMo 2017

I decided to take part on a whim so I guess I’m a pantser. I have no idea what I’m going to write or where to start but feck it, I’ll give it a go 😉

Anyone else taking part? I’d love any advice you can give.



17 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017”

  1. Nice! 😀 Best of luck to you with NaNoWriMo. This is my 2nd year doing it and the best advice I have is to avoid that backspace key like the plague. lol I have a tendency to re-word things and go back and tweak things a lot when writing, but with NaNoWriMo you just gotta spring forward headfirst. There’s a quote I try to keep in mind to remind myself that I can go back and edit later, AFTER the first draft is done. “Write without fear. Edit without mercy.” 🙂
    Also, if you get stuck and are having a hard time writing a particular bit of your book, make a note for what you intend at that portion, and then just skip ahead so you can keep going.
    Good luck, and have fun! 😀

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  2. I’m a pantser, but I try to figure out the goals of the main characters (for romance), and how they meet. The best way I reach my deadlines is to set a daily goal. Even if I can’t make my daily goal, I try to do a little. I take care of my granddaughter a couple of days a week, and those are my down days. But for NaNoWriMo, I was pushing myself to get a little writing done that night. Some days, I can’t figure out the story . I switch character pov, change day to night, add a change in weather, throw in more conflict, another twist in the story. 🙂 If I get really stuck, I go back and edit what I’ve written. Oftentimes, I have some loose ends I can write about that I introduced early on and forgot about. Plus, I’ll flesh out the scenes that I had written and it doesn’t add as much word count as writing whole scenes, but it does add word count and gets the book closer to being finished. I try to have a 360 degree tie in at the end with the beginning. It gives the reader closure. Here they met on page whatever, and now at the end, they are so much further along, yet here is the tie in to that beginning. 🙂 Good luck!


  3. This my 7th NaNo. I tried pantsing it once and that was too stressful, so I usually start with some kind of outline. Although I rarely end up following it. This year’s project has wandered so far off course that I have a fork in the road with the story going in two different directions.

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