Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Way We Are: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo starts in just one week from today! With all the excitement building on so many blogs--- people outlining their books, planning their month--- it feels like Christmas!


And kind of makes me sad I won't be joining in on all the fun. Instead of creating a messy draft, I'll get to be polishing one. (And actually, I really like polishing.) But at least I get to live vicariously through all of you who are! So tell me. Are you planning to do NaNoWriMo this year? Or do you have something else fun (or otherwise) planned for this month?

And since we haven't had a good graphical response to a The Way We Are post on here in FOREVER, let's do one this time, shall we?



All day Wednesday and Thursday, I'll update this graphic with everyone's responses. And.... go!

42 comments:

Mara Rae said...

I'm not doing NaNo officially, but I'll be attempting to finish a novel by the end of November anyway. I'm hoping everyone else's creativity and diligence will rub off on me :)

Lan said...

What coincidence! I just put up a NaNoWriMo post. I'm participating again this year against my better judgement. Looking forward to it :)

JeffO said...

Where's the space for "I don't know?"

Donna K. Weaver said...

I'm doing NaNo. Been planning for this all year while I've been working on other documents.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I've got you four marked! Mara, since you're still writing as if you are NaNoing, I put you on that side. Jeff, since you're not sure, I put you on the other side. Thanks, guys!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm getting that anxious, chest pain feeling...I am the midst of an edit, yet I signed up thinking edit would be done. I think I will trip and fall right at the starting line!

Delia Moran said...

I'm doing both. See, my revision is going to require that roughly two-thirds of the novel be completely rewritten (I'm removing a POV). They'll all be new words and, despite the NaNo rules, I say they count. So both. :)

Adam Heine said...

Definitely revising something else. And then something again after that's done.

Robin said...

I'm a go for NaNo-as long as I can get these revisions back to my agent by the 31st! I'm plugging away hard, so *crossing fingers* Even if I start a few days late I love being caught up in that NaNo feel of drafting with such a HUGE force of people. I can't wait!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I'm in, simply because the timing worked out and I need to get another written. Looks to be a busy month, though, not sure I'll succeed. :)

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I am doing NaNo this year! :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Okay-- I've got you all in the graph! Elizabeth, I put you on the NaNo side. Best of luck with that starting line! :) And Delia, I put you in both. :)

Laura Marcella said...

I'm planning my novel for NaNo! I can hardly wait to start writing it. :)

Good luck on your revisions!

Cassie Mae said...

Count me in for the NaNo-ing peeps!

Julie Luek said...

Revision, but I'm not loving it as much as you. I'm an angst reviser!

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm NaNo-ing! The more I say it, the more scared I get :-)

S.P. Bowers said...

Something else. I did NaNo once and loved it but it's just not always feasible.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I've gotten everyone added up to this point. Even though I'm not doing it myself, I'm getting excited hearing that so many people are doing NaNo!

Carrie-Anne said...

I highly doubt I'll be done with my WIP by the end of October, though it would be nice to add another 50,000 words to it. It's around 110,000 now, and my guesstimate is 150,000-200,000, so it is possible.

Lisa Ard said...

I am trying it for the first time! I have an outline, and not much more, for a MG dystopian novel. Wish me luck!

Kristine Nielson said...

I have a WIP I'm going to work on instead. I am going to track my progress next month, though. Keeping track of words written is surprisingly motivating for me.

Patrick Stahl said...

I'll be "Nanoing". I can almost guarantee that I won't finish, but I hope to at least write more than last year's 2,600...

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I'm participating because I need the current WIP to sit in a drawer for a month before hitting edits hard. Maybe I can win this year!

Carrie Butler said...

I wish I could participate! :( I'm currently going through my proofs.

Jessie Humphries said...

I thought I might have been able to NaNo a little, but alas...NO! I will be polishing my A off :).

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm participating in NaNoWriMo.

Gah . . . I can't believe it's only a week away! It is exciting to be so close, though.

Lauren said...

All you poor people not participating. *Sigh*

This will be year nine for me. I think. I'll be doing the Monster in the Heart of the Castle, unless I come up with something better.

NANONANONANONANO!!!!

:)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Okay, I've got you all! Can you even believe how many orange balls there are in there?

Kelley Lynn said...

I'm doing NaNo! I'm doing a collab with the lovely Cassie Mae AND a collab with the lovely Jessica Salyer. So I'll have my 50,000 words split between two works :)

Z said...

Oh how I wish I could participate this year! I just don't think that this November will work out for me...you know, baby coming any time now and in the middle of my last semester at school. I think I'm okay with not participating. I wish I could though! I'm hoping for next year :)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I'm in. I'm a little nervous I won't finish though.

Iain said...

I've already started my new WIP, but I think I'll use Nano as an excuse to concentrate on it :o)
Somehow I don't think it'll be as much fun as RevMo last year :o)

Stacey said...

Count me in! I love NaNoWriMo :-)

bethchristopher.com said...

I'm doing NaNo for the first time! My current MS is sitting on my agent's desk and we'll go on submission soon. I know I'll go completely nutballs if I don't have something to occupy my time, so it's perfect timing.

Except that both my kids have birthdays in November. And my in-laws are coming for a week. And I'm hosting Thanksgiving. Yipes. But still excited!!

Tara Tyler said...

sweet graphic! love when you do this!
i'm revising & other =)
good luck nanoers!

jalynely said...

No NaNo for me this year, unfortunately. Not enough hours in the day :) I will be attempting to edit last year's NaNo novel, though, so you can put me down for "editing."

Coleen Patrick said...

I'm in again this year. I somehow managed to finish another stage of revisions on 2 projects so that I could start a new story for NaNo. I'm really excited. :)

Rachelle said...

I'm doing NaNo! I'm so excited because I'm doing more outlining on this novel than I ever have! That's because this story has been haunting me for nearly two years, just waiting to be written. I'm hoping that the words are going to rush forth into a remarkable story. :)

Tracy Campbell said...

I loved the survey you included. I'll be launching my greeting card line and tweaking my Baby Record Keepsake/Early Reader book. So no NaNo this year.
Enjoy polishing your book, Peggy

Peggy Eddleman said...

Nanoers! You're bursting at the seams! So awesome! I've got everyone entered to this point.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Glad there is such a great response for NaNo this year! I will also be living vicariously through the participants! Best of luck to everyone! Julie

Cindy Dwyer said...

Fun graphics! I'm a short 5K "race" away from finishing my WIP, so I'm sticking with that.

But, to be honest, I could never do NaNo unless I used it as a starting off point and went in accepting I'd never hit 50K. I work full-time and have kids. My max is about 5K words a week, usually 2-3K.

Good luck to everyone in it this year!