Why I’m Starting NaNoWriMo in October & I Think You Should, Too.

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  1. Kay R.

    September 28th, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Thats an awesome idea!! I think I may start in October as well!

  2. Kels @ BlonderSide

    September 28th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I've always considered NaNoWriMo but never done it….maybe this year is the year for me. Either way, good luck with your goal! Crush it!!

  3. Helene in Between

    September 28th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    OMG yes yes yes. needed to hear this today. YES

  4. Cece

    September 28th, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I've always considered it too, but haven't done it. Last year I was knee deep in novel edits and I couldn't wrap my head around starting anything new. We shall see!!

  5. BooksandBoardies

    September 28th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Huge good luck for Nano – I have tried this twice and never managed to complete it. If I get my TBR pile down before the end of October I am considering it again for this year. x

  6. Kate at Green Fashionista

    September 28th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    What an awesome idea – you've got this gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. Fairy Princess Jord

    September 28th, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Yes! I want to join on October 1st with you, 820 words a day is not nearly as intimidating!

  8. Becoming A Heath

    September 28th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    That's a great idea to get the best of both worlds. No so much stress but you still get to write. I've never participated in NaNoWriMo but doing it this way maybe a great introduction into it. Especially with this being my last semester of my Master's, I think I'll need the extra time. Count me in!

  9. LV

    September 28th, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    What a great idea and a good way to stay accountable. I have never heard of Nanowrimo before, but I might need to look into it.

  10. Erin LFF

    September 28th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Yay!! I like this idea a lot and it definitely makes sense for you to start in October. I've tried Nanowrimo 2x in the past and while I've failed both times, I still wrote BIG chunks of something I was passionate about. I still consider that a win šŸ™‚

  11. Anonymous

    September 28th, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I have always thought about participating because I really love writing and have thought of writing a book someday, but I just never thought I'd succeed so haven't done it. I actually love this idea, nice way to try it out since I've always wanted to, without the pressure.

  12. Whitney @ Southern Hope

    September 28th, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I remember you talking about this a year ago and feeling overwhelmed then by it hahaha, I'd love to do it. I enjoy writing, but it just seems so daunting. Excited to see how your experience goes!

  13. Emily Green

    September 28th, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I'm using NaNoWriMo with a student! I teach the gifted students, and she is so very excited! I didn't know it existed until I looked into options for her. The idea of a whole novel scares me, but that's definitely something I'm interested in for down the road!

  14. Kate Mitchell

    September 28th, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Great idea! I wrote the first 2/3 of my first novel in NaNoWriMo. I'm thinking of doing my own writing challenge in between semesters – participating in NaNoWriMo while working part time, being a grad student, and living with a chronic illness just isn't going to work right now. Good luck with your writing journey!

  15. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    September 28th, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I've never done it. I've always been interested but have just not started. I should.

  16. Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder

    September 29th, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Every October I attempt to start NaNoWriMo and get about 10,000 words in before I get sidetracked, busy, or burnt out. I'm gonna try it again this year and hopefully I'll be able to root you and other bloggers on (while helping motivate myself too haha.)

  17. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    September 29th, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    ohhh you are convincing me i should! although i want to work on a non-fiction book right now so i'll need to do some investigating!

  18. Jen Weaver

    September 30th, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    What a great idea! I've been meaning to get some hard-core writing done, and doing it with a group of other writers may just be the motivation I need. Thanks!

  19. Crystal

    October 2nd, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This is a great idea! I should probably do this too.

  20. Laura, The Start of a Good Life

    October 8th, 2015 at 4:28 am

    I am planning on doing nano, but in the hopes to finish my novel…. i'm 15k words in now and am ready to crank out the rest! I am getting a puppy next week (!!) so maybe your idea of just starting to write now is one i'll have to do! Getting in the mindset of writing daily is my struggle. thanks for the inspiration, and congrats on the soon-to-be-here little one

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