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Day Two: This Nanowrimo thing.

November 2nd, 2011 at 19:46

3750 / 50000 words. 8% done!

I was just looking back over old posts, and wow I did a LOT of blogging last time I did Nanowrimo, in the grand old days of 2009. Not sure I’ll be keeping that up this year. I’m already juggling two different books!

Writing something new is scaryfun, though.

Some Nano links:

Scott Westerfeld linked to a series of posts he and Justince Larbalestier did a few years back, one for each day of Nanowrimo. Some wonderful, clever tips there, with such enticing titles as “Emergency Unstucking Techniques,” “Stealing from Chandler” and “Square Brackets”.

Ah, square brackets, what would we do without you?

Natalie Zutter at Tor.com looks at some of the Nano books that have actually got published – I commented there, but it got eaten. I had to stop and check what my previous Nano novels were, to see if I’d had any published – and I haven’t yet, I will in February! Yes, the first 50,000 words of Reign of Beasts was written in the 2010 Nano! I had completely forgotten that.

Meanwhile, Maureen Johnson is embracing the title of Nanowrimo Agony Aunt. Her blog is always fun to read but gets particularly manic at this time of year. If you have any questions about Nanowrimo, or life and the universe in general, I recommend you head over there and see what Aunty MJ has to say.

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2 Responses to “Day Two: This Nanowrimo thing.”

  1. Joris M Says:

    Your comment at tor.com seem to have been un-eaten. I’m duly impressed with the writing efforts.

  2. tansyrr Says:

    Really? I still can’t see it there. Oh well. I wrote pretty much the same thing here for POSTERITY.

    Thank you! This month I need all the encouragement I can get. At this stage I’m still doing housework, so that’s gonna have to go for a start…

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