NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 has begun!

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I hand write my 50,000 + words for the annual November tradition, NaNoWriMo. Writing on average 1667 words per day, I’ll reach my goal by months end.

Are you interested in joining me on this writing voyage? I’m considering opening my classroom to other writers for encouragement and support if there is interest!

Please let me know in the comments if you’re writing, how many years you’ve been writing, and if you’d like to join my NaNoWriMo online classroom. I’ll get the group up and running by the weekend!

NaNoWriMo too much? No worries — there are a plethora of writing prompts and challenges on-line, including my own100 Word Wednesdays you can choose to write to and join at any time!



How do you NaNoWriMo?

7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2017

  1. Wow, your handwriting must be MUCH better than mine. Even so, all 50,000 words? That’s impressive! I’m doing NaNo this year, but am squeezing it with work, which disrupts my vibe. Just about to go home and unplug and get a good chunk of writing in this afternoon, I hope. What is your online classroom? I generally don’t do any of these “extra” activities — would rather devote 100% effort to actual writing my chapters — but I am curious. 🙂

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      1. Why thank you! It’s a candy skull vinyl sticker I picked up at Ben Franklin crafts (with the new Leuchtturm 1917 Journal!) — I’ve not had luck drawing on the covers freehand, but I’ve not tried a more structured approach. If the theme is relatable in images, I suppose it is! Colorful journey 🖋📚💕 Thank you for kind queries 😊

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    1. I created classrooms for my students when I’ve taught NaNoWriMo writing classes in the past. We’ve thrived more with in-person interactions, but I wondered if in the absence of in-person writing, in-online-classroom would work. Thanks so much for your feedback!

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    2. And thank you for your kind compliment on my handwriting!! It does make my fingers go numb, but I find I can’t get the words to flow oftentimes when I’m typing. The mechanical action seems to retard my creative juices, whereas the act and actions of literally writing, the analog action of it, allows my thoughts and stories more freedom to roam. Also why I’m unable to have an online calendar — I’m very tactile and the permanence malleability of physical paper and tools are my siren song💕🖋📚✔️

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      1. It’s so interesting to hear about how other writers approach things differently! I have the exact opposite experience with typing v writing: if I try to write by hand, it takes so much concentration to make it legible that I have less brain power to spend on content. Plus it is SO much faster for me to type, which means I can get a whole string of ideas onto the page immediately, and have less fear of losing something before I get it down. So for me, the mechanical action of typing is so fast and easy that it significantly *helps* the flow — as though it’s going straight from my brain onto the paper. Plus I find that I’m less hesitant to go ahead and type a line or two or twenty that pops into my head, knowing that I can easily cut it out and replace it. When I hand-write letters or cards, it takes forever, because I have to be absolutely sure about each sentence before I start it. (blush)

        I end up writing by hand whenever I take notes at conferences or at talks, and there it’s easier because I just jot down a few words as a reminder for later (assuming I actually remember what those words meant, or can even read them, lol!). Then I’m not so distracted by trying to type everything, which is what I do when I have a laptop with me. But after a couple days of conferencing, my hand is cramped up so badly I can barely write!

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      2. I love sharing experiences! It’s reassuring to know that much like life, there’s no one method to work for everyone! I blog, in part, to improve my writing skills through typing, but find it constipates my thoughts – very little flow and beauty in the starkly typed letters 😊 Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and process!

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