Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NaNo?

I meant to ask this earlier, and in my highly distracted state, I forgot.

How many of you are doing NaNo this year? Is it too early to decide?

16 comments:

Ian said...

I am. Heck, I've triumphed through it the past four years - it's become a habit for me now.

Back in July I posted my list of Ten Tips to Surviving NaNoWriMo. If you want to read them, go here.

Leatherdykeuk said...

I'll be doing it again. I failed last year due to a broken leg.

MaryF said...

I will. This will be my third year.

Margay said...

I am. I did it last year and found it to be a great creative boost. But then, I have a thing about doing things under pressure. I was the one in school who did her best papers the night before they were due and studied for tests the night before and morning of - and still managed to get good scores. Go figure.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I might consider it again (I won in 2003) now that my days are free. It'll depend on whether or not I finish up my current project and have a roughly plotted idea.

green_knight said...

I won't take part for three reasons: one, writing as fast as I can is not good for me, two, I NEVER am at the beginning of a new book on Nov 1st, but always in the throes of writing or editing something I don't want to put away for thirty days, and three, 'the rules' say that you can have 50K of outline and notes, but not a 500 word scene, which encourages one style of writing and discriminates against another.

My ideas come in the form of exchanges between characters; which disqualifies me from writing them for nano...

Serena said...

I will be participating again this year, though I doubt I will finish!

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I've been saving the sequel to my in-revisions WIP for NaNo so that I don't get upset with myself for not taking time to work on it now (taking time away from revisions).

Rachel said...

I am, and this will be my first time, God help me. I'm trying not to take it too seriously, focusing on thinking of it as a practice run or self-teaching exercize.

I work two jobs, so it should be interesting to see how I can wing it.

Jeanie W said...

Just thinking about the possibility has me plotting out a new novel already. But realistically, I don't think I'd be able to zip out a draft in one month - not with the kind of family interruptions I get. Nice to get a fresh pot of ideas percolating, though. Thanks for bringing up the subject.

elizaw said...

I would have loved to; I participated for the first time last November, and finished four hours before the midnight deadline. That said, I'm about to start the third draft of the book that I did for NaNo last year. I really would hate to be distracted now, not when it's really looking spectacular.

On the other hand, I'm planning on taking time off in the near future and writing full time. 2,000 words a day (increased to account for Sundays off) isn't an unreasonable goal if I'm going to be without my day job. Granted, I'd be working on the third draft of my book, and technically 'breaking rules'. Ah well.

Put me down as a firm 'maybe'? It all depends on what's going on.

Rachael said...

The only thing that could keep me from it would be if I'm deep in revisions from my agent, which would be SO COOL that missing Nano would be all right. But I really want to do it again.....

Liane Gentry Skye said...

Nano's a family affair here. I wouldn't consider facing November without it. :) Now with that said, I'd never consider submitting a book I wrote in thirty days without a couple of months of serious revisions afterward.

Writer and Cat said...

I will decide on Halloween :)

Jody W.

Valerie Everhart said...

Count me in...wouldn't miss it! This will be my seventh year. October 1st is my deadline to begin outlining. Acckkk...that's just around the corner isn't it!

jwhit said...

Most likely. I got half-way through a draft last year, so why not finish it this year? That's what I did the year before.

But first I'm doing the Muse Conference that Lea Schivas runs in mid-October. That should pump up my enthusiasm.