Beginning Nanowrimo!

This post is a little bit late but welcome to November first, the beginning of this year’s National Novel Writing Month. Today I’d like to encourage you to spend as much time writing as you possibly can. Try to do more than just reach your daily goal-aim for the stars, to surpass the day’s or even the week’s goal.

My goal for today is 15, 000 words, but I’m a little bit of an overachiever. Make your goal something that you are comfortable trying to achieve but that you know will stretch your abilities.

Finally, I’ve decided that I’m going to try to incorporate a new word from the Word-A-Day Newsletter in my novel every day. Try using this word today:


1. Offensive, especially to the sense of smell.
2. Harmful; noxious.

From middle English noy (short of annoy) via French from Latin inodiare (to make hateful) from in- (intensive prefix) odium (hate).

I’d love to see the paragraph in which you used this word…


About Dianna Gunn

I am a freelance writer by day and a fantasy author by night. My first YA fantasy novella, Keeper of the Dawn, is available now through The Book Smugglers Publishing.

Posted on January 8, 2011, in Novels, Writing: The Process and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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