A Novel in a Month? Tips For a Successful NaNoWriMo.

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  1. Olivia Adams

    October 14th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    This sounds like a fun challenge! I've been wanting to write a book, maybe this is the perfect time to start!

  2. Helene in Between

    October 14th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I tried and failed last year, but I'm going to try again!

  3. Pamela @ alittleglitter.com

    October 14th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I have not done NaNoWriMo before but it sounds intriguing!

  4. brittany

    October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    oh my gosh, how cool!!!!

  5. Jackie @ Our Nashville Life

    October 14th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I have always wanted to do this, but between work, family, hobbies, and my blog I don't think I'd have time.

  6. Cece

    October 14th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Awesome!!! I thought about it last year but I was too far along in my novel to really participate and this year I'm done with said novel but all I can think about is finishing up on the editing!! Maybe next year. Best of luck to you!!

  7. Because of Jackie

    October 14th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    This is great! I have Scrivener for writing and I set goals by word count, it really helps me stay focused and KEEP WRITING. Maybe I'll finish my half finished novel now…

  8. Carly Blogs Here

    October 14th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love, love, love this post! I have a document I started for this last year, but never made it very far in- I really haven't given it much thought again, and can't believe it's already nearly November, but this post might have inspired me a little bit šŸ™‚

  9. Kenzie Smith

    October 14th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I heard about NaNoWriMo a couple years ago at a book signing and have wanted to try it ever since! I just never got up the gumption to do so. I really want to participate this year but I am not really sure where to start. I agree that having a friend or online buddy would be very helpful!

  10. thesubtlehipster

    October 14th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This is an interesting challenge. It would take me 30 days to even figure out what theme I would want to write!

  11. Fairy Princess Jord

    October 14th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    You've inspired me, I'm doing it! If not now…when? (:

  12. Rebecca Chapman

    October 14th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Every year I say I'm going to do this and then I don't. THIS IS THE YEAR. Thank you for the encouragement. P.S. This is me telling someone šŸ™‚

  13. henning love

    October 14th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    i haven't done one ever but maybe i should this time, you gave some really gave tips to help anyone succeed!!

  14. Heather (My Little HEA)

    October 14th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    I've never done it, but have had so many friends do it over the last several years. I'm trying to get a few things in order to see if I can fit this in this year! Thanks for the tip!

  15. The Happy Type

    October 14th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I love this so much! I was actually just messing around on the Nanowrimo when I should be reading for class. THIS YEAR WILL BE MINE! Great tips for knocking it out of the park. Are you giving it a go this year? I used to do this in college but it's been years so I'm geared for a new run at it.

  16. Delia Barnas Kearney

    October 14th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Every year November slides in and I'm unprepared for NaNoWriMo, but NOT THIS YEAR. This year I'm actually mentally preparing and I'm going to go for it!

  17. Lonestar Southern

    October 14th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I love creative writing, and these tips were spot on! Thanks for sharing. šŸ™‚

    Love from Texas,
    Kate

    http://www.alonestarstateofsouthern.com

  18. Felecia Efriann

    October 14th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I love doing this challenge, it has been awhile but I am excited to be joining in this year! These tips are so useful šŸ™‚

  19. Karen M. Peterson

    October 14th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I've done NaNo several times. I really enjoyed it, but I think I'm done with it. I got what I needed from the experience, and even made some real life friends in the process.

  20. The Rachael Way

    October 15th, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I've been thinking about doing it… I just have no idea what I want to write! Is that bad?

  21. Abigail Driscoll

    October 15th, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Omgosh this sounds so fun and intimidating! Is this how you wrote your book, Chels?!

  22. Esther Ju*Lee

    October 15th, 2014 at 4:37 am

    noooooo!!! please tell me it's not almost november already. i feel like every time nanowrimo comes around i tell myself i should do it the following year.. and now here i am again totally not prepared. looking forward to your novel! šŸ™‚

  23. B @ The Sequin Notebook

    October 15th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I've never done it before, but I love the idea of being part of a bigger movement where everyone is working towards a similar goal! It's a great way to stay accountable!

  24. Zelle B.

    October 15th, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This is great! I am working on writing a bit more, and I've picked up the pace on a little novel I left behind. This will give me more motivation to get it done!
    xo Southern Style

  25. Madeline Beeton

    October 15th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Once I graduate, I think I'll try this:) Such a cool idea!

  26. Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    October 15th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I don't know if I could write that much but I love the idea of breaking it up into smaller more manageable goals.

  27. The Lady Okie

    October 16th, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Every year I think about doing it. And every year I go, yeah no. haha. I have respect for anyone who takes on the challenge!

  28. Anonymous

    October 16th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    This is a great post! And these are some really helpful tips. I did Camp NaNo this year in July, and I found having a writing buddy really helped. It motivated me to keep going, 'cause I've done NaNo once before and quit after four chapters.

    Definitely doing it again next month!

  29. Alli @ Allena Mistral

    October 19th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I'm not much of a writer (yea, I know that's weird for a blogger to say) but I have a huge qualifying exam coming up in May and it would be great to have a huge chunk of the written part done, so maybe I'll work on that during NaNoWriMo

  30. Anonymous

    October 19th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I want to try, but I don't even know what I'd write about!

  31. Tiffany Khyla

    December 8th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I participated in NaNo this past month for the first time and finished the first draft of my book. I felt so accomplished! You've officially become an inspiration to me because now I'm working on editing and publishing it.

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