The Obligatory NaNoWriMo Blog Post

So…I’m trying this NaNoWriMo thing again!

In which Aimee loses her mind, yet again.

In which Aimee loses her mind, yet again.

If you’ve been reading for quite some time, you may remember that I NaNo’d two years ago.  It was the first I had ever heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those of you who may not know) and I was very excited.  While I did not write the requisite 50,000 words, I did indeed write around 10,000.  I felt pretty darned good about that.

Then the following year, I tried NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month or something like that) where you vow to write a blog post each day throughout the month of November.  This was more successful, and I think I posted 26 posts out of the 30 days.

What I found out doing Nano the first time was that I am totally not prepared to write an actual novel.  So I’m bending the extremely flexible Nano rules this time and writing a collection of short stories.  This suits my writing style better and I feel I will be much more successful.

I won’t go on and on, but keep your eye on the widget in the sidebar.  It should update my wordcount throughout the month.  I’ve got 1800 or so words for this first day.  Anyone care to join me????

Aimee (who you may or may not hear from for the next 30 days!)



Hop on over to my other blog, Arbitrary Flights of Fancy, and see what I’m up to for November this year.


Wish me luck!  I will be posting back and forth on both blogs and hopefully I will be able to stick with it and actually post every day on one or the other of the blogs.  I’ve got 4 or 5 thoughts.  Only 25 more to go.  Hopefully, some of you will join me.  I’d love to read your posts!

NaNoWriMo…what was I thinking?!?

Well, several of my blog friends and a relative or two have convinced me to try my hand at NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who may not know, this is National Novel Writing Month.  When you sign up for this you are foolishly bravely deciding to try your hand at writing a novel in 30 days.  Oh my goodness!  The goal is to produce 50,000 words, hopefully coherent and wonderful, between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.

I am already procrastinating!  I had a very vague idea for a story when I signed up 3 days ago.  Basically a few characters and a setting, with a thought or two about what would happen if these two characters met.  Something interesting happened once I signed up, though.  After the fear and dread subsided, ideas started flowing and coming together.  I think I have an actual story here!  I actually believe I may be able to do this!  And I refuse to be shown up by my 22-year-old niece who is also trying this 🙂

At midnight on Halloween, I jotted down a short paragraph, just to say I started right at the beginning of November 1.  I believe I put in 23 words.  My NaNoWriMo profile page gave me a handy little report that said if I continue at this rate, I will finish by 2018 🙂  Hopefully, I go a little faster than that.

I was going to say that I would not be blogging for the month, but as I am in full procrastination mode, I will probably post more than ever!  We’ll see.  Wish me luck…away we go!!!

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