NaNoWrimo is in Two Days–Are You Ready?

I don’t even know if I’m ready, to be frank. I have left Nakoma hanging for more than a week, and I feel terribly guilty. I have also given up on outlining–I have my character bios and some chapters’ topics and a map of NYC. I’m just going to jump in with what I’ve got. AND I DO HAVE SOMETHING. Okay?

Instead of going on and on and on about my novel for NaNo, I am going to talk about NaNo itself. Because I already talked [or rather, wrote/typed] about it in another post. If you haven’t read it, your loss.

How have you prepared for NaNoWriMo?

Well. I did bios of my main characters, to get to know them better. And I did about three pieces of dialogue. I know, it’s not a lot, but I got rather stuck and then school happened. So. I also brainstormed a bit. I also just realized I could have outlined on Scrivener, which I might do after choir today and after school tomorrow. I also uploaded all the stuff about my novel to the YWP site [because I’m a teen and PROUD]. Y’know, my synopsis, title, word count goal, and the bee-yoo-ti-ful cover.

How will you manage school and NaNo?

That is a very good question. I will do my homework diligently and quickly, try to stay focused during school, and get as much homework done in class as possible. Hopefully I won’t have any huge projects to do.

Is it possible to still go out with your friends and socialize? Or will you stay in your room and write every day?

I will still be going out with my friends and on outings and such, but less frequently. I will only use my phone for texting and calling, no editing or social media. I see my friends at school, so that’s okay.

How will you manage your blogs and social media?

I will post once a week here and give an update on how I’m doing, along with some uplifting quotes/videos/etc., but my posts will probably be very short. My other blog, AGV, is being managed by Engie @ Musings From Neville’s Navel. :)

Like I said, my social media [which only consists of Instagram and Goodreads, possibly] will be ignored.

Will you read?

I’ll read during school and once I meet my word count goals for the day, but otherwise I will write. I will probably take a while to read a book, and will just post the cover, bits of info, and the overall rating, unless I feel it has to be reviewed properly.

Have you ever done NaNoWriMo before? If so, what was the outcome?

I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo during July just to work on Nakoma. I wrote 20,000 words and it almost killed me. I am scared for November.

Are you on the Young Writers Program or the regular website?

I’m on YWP, because:

a) you can choose your word count

and

b) the website is for a younger audience, and I would like to meet people closer to my own age.

My username is CarmineRose [I attempted to change it to spreading_my_wings but it never went through]. Feel free to message me! Just tell me your blog alias so I know who you are.

Here is a video by one of my favorite booktubers, Katytastic. In it, she discussed 5 ways to prepare yourself for NaNoWriMo. Sorry this is a bit late, but I still hope you will find this helpful. :)

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Tell me in the comments below. :)

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2 thoughts on “NaNoWrimo is in Two Days–Are You Ready?

  1. I’m attempting my first Nano this year! I’ll also be you the YWP version, because my poor brain can’t handle it. What with school, homework, and everything else I have to do, I can’t afford 50k.

    Hehe, I’ve also given up on outlines XD Hopefully everything goes as I play out the story in my mind!
    P.S I’ve added you :D I’m there as NirvanaTheScribbler, if you want to be writing buddies.

  2. I was going to do NaNoWriMo, but then I decided to drop out. I’ll still write as much as possible, but I also want to focus on making my blog better. Good luck, though :)

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