NANOWRIMO Getting Ready

Well here I go getting ready for this year’s event.  I chose not to do it in 2011 – fear of success or fear of failure sort of thing you know.  A few or perhaps many of my heroes I brag on each Friday in FITFS series are taking part, and since I praise not just for the sake of praise but also to somehow emulate the brave folk they are I am jumping in with both feet and all attached parts.  The NANOWRIMO site is full of information so today I shall try to sort that out.

Once I signed in I tried to put my photo in the appropriate spot but for some reason it will not upload, so those others who are participating can use your own imaginations as to what I look like.  I have chosen my badge for the event.

30 days.  Wow.  I know many of you have been successful so that is encouraging.  Also my dear Celi is taking part and I think my friend Joss is also so I could not be in better company.

I am not sure how to connect to community yet but will get that done today.

How many of my VCH (Very Classy Heroes) are also joining in?

 

WHAT I HAVE TO REMEMBER

I just have to remember this is only thirty days so it does not have to even last as long as Kim Khardashian’s marriage.

I can join as many regions as I like – (must do today)

It may be difficult at first but will get better as the days go by and the word count increases.

Being a Marathon of sorts I can get some sponsers to contribute to – “NaNoWriMo is run a tiny team of eight novel-loving souls at the Office of Letters and Light (OLL), a grassroots nonprofit, and is funded almost entirely by participant donations” – which seems like a good idea and good motivation.

There is lots of great information at this link so please do look it over and please my VCH do let me know if you have signed up.  Your very presence alone will inspire me!

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lois Roelofs
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 20:50:36

    Best wishes doing this! I did it a few years ago when my husband was scheduled for major surgery. It was just the break I needed from hospital stuff, so I know it can be done even with a stressful busy schedule. I still like what I wrote and one of these days I’ll get to the revision process.

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  2. judithhb
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 03:18:34

    Well done Chris. Still sitting on the fence over this. But I have a few more days before it starts. Who knows I might just do it. :)

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  3. Enchanted Seashells
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 23:48:48

    good luck! I’ll be cheering you on!

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  4. cecilia
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 19:16:55

    I am in and, as i have never done it before, i literally have no idea what I am doing. i have not loaded a picture or joined a community, people say twitter is involved but how I do not know, However I have a beginning, a middle and an end.. and two hours a day.. can;t wait,, i am so glad you are doing it too Chris! c

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  5. Darlene
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 16:07:09

    Good luck with this Chris!! I won’t be joining this year but will cheer you on from the sidelines.

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  6. Kathryn McCullough
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 15:08:04

    You’re brave, Chris. Can’t wait to see what you produce. I don’t have the time–unless I were to work on my memoir. Can one do non-fiction?
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  7. Chatter Master
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 14:13:43

    Good idea Chris! I did it one year. I loved it. Hadn’t considered doing it again. But if I do I will let you know.

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  8. Crowing Crone Joss
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 12:05:15

    I’m in and I’m not allowing myself to ask “where will I ever find the time?” I’m doing it, “point final” as we say in French. I’ve encouraged fellow blogger Dave Farmer to form a group as he is one of the most motivating writers I know.

    http://davefarmersblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/will-you-be-boarding-the-nano-train/

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