Posted by Jackson Pearce in Blog on October 19, 2010
I tried NaNoWriMo last year and totally failed, for various reasons that are too long-winded to note in this comment. I’m really looking forward to NaNoWriMo this year, though. The story I’m currently trying to write is going to hate me for it, because it means I’ll have a legitimate reason to ignore it for a while, but oh well. xD
I signed up in September on a whim because someone on DeviantArt was looking for a writing buddy. I wasn’t going to do it this year because I’m in Uni, but I’m doing it anyway. Not sure if I’m going to finish, but it’ll be fun… I hope.
Never heard of it before this video. Now I just totally signed up. It is going to be so intense, right in the middle of all my mid terms and stuff. Im so excited for it though!
I first heard about NaNo last year, signed up, and totally owned the whole thing. Actually, it was a bit of a nightmare, but the community makes it completely worth it. They’re so supportive! Good luck to everyone who tries it out this year, I know I’ll be doing it again! ^_^
This will be my 5th nanowrimo! All wins! I’m looking forward to writing a horrible (but NEW) novel because editing last year’s nano-novel is killing me at the moment. Seriously. It’s sucking the life out of me. And the novel has nothing to do with vampires even.
Are you doing it this year?
I’ve been loving your vlogging. My fave is Buy a Laser Printer
I did NaNo last year for the first time and it was a HUGE confidence booster. I knew I could write a novel, I had completed one but like you in this vlog, I started to think that was my only story. NaNo helped me see that I have more stories and that I CAN stick with it through exhaustion, boredom and busy life stuff. I didn’t think I could write so many words in a day, a week, a month!
Not sure I’ll do it this year b/c I’m in an MFA program but we’ll see…
I know what you mean about setting a word count goal for each day- it really works! This month, I’ve been doing an Octowrimo, and it’s serving as my Pre-Nanowrimo training! Only 11 more days!
I am planning a Realistic Fantasy this nanowrimo. I’ve never successfully finished in previous years, but I have a secret weapon this year. I’m a HS librarian and I have convinced a group of students to do it with me. I’m hopefully we will keep each other on track! This is a great video and I am planning to share it with them tomorrow. Anything I can do to keep them motivated! (maybe someday I’ll get a dedication in one of their books)
NaNoWriMo! My problem in the last few (this will be my fourth year) is that I was totally pantsing it, and thus ended up with awfulness so awful I couldn’t even think about revising. This year, however, will be different. I have a plan, and that plan includes extensive planning before the craziness starts, so at least my awfulness will be awfulness with a structure. Which hopefully will result in something I’m interested in keeping around…
Hello, Jackson Pearce. Because of your vlogs and novels, I have been determined about publishing my novel, even though I’m only seventeen. But then again…there is an eighteen-year-old Austrilian author who wrote the novel, HALO, so that pretty much gave me hope. Now I have signed up for Nanowrimo rightw and I cannot wait for November.
Wish me luck!
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