This year has been a complete dumpster fire. But amongst all the anxiety, concern, pandemic baking and home schooling, there have been a few moments to celebrate. I had one of those tonight at 5:42pm when I tracked my words for the day and officially crossed the 50,000 mark to win NaNoWriMo 2020. This is … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 Success!
Every November writers from all over the world make a commitment to write 50,000 words in a single month as part of National Novel Writing Month...or as the cool kids call it...NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo isn't to help you polish off a perfect manuscript. Nope. It is all about getting words on paper. Getting … Continue reading How to Prep for NaNoWriMo
I did it! 52,193 words in 29 days. And when I read back through them I know they need a lot of work. But at least they are written. Winning feels good. Writing every day felt good. For the first time in a very long time, I prioritized my writing and doing it every day … Continue reading Success! NaNoWriMo 2017
How NaNoWriMo is going for me...according to social media: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbsvwj2Bx38/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BbjBZzQh_Wa https://www.instagram.com/p/BbdQ0sRhfj7/ https://twitter.com/ByKellyDuran/status/930187506523312128 https://www.instagram.com/p/BbX59VIhaM2/ https://twitter.com/ByKellyDuran/status/928849468199284736 https://www.instagram.com/p/BbTdIthh5iR/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BbKqH2ABfJP/ 11 days and 12,442 words to go. Bring it on...
After focusing so much on my completed novel - After the Break - during SiWC and the weeks leading up to it I wasn't sure I was going to be mentally ready to write a new book during NaNoWriMo. I had the novel roughly sketched out in my head and had written some introductory paragraphs … Continue reading Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017