Around the Corner

Well folks, we’re about to enter week four of Nanowrimo. This year we’re all pretty lucky, because week four isn’t the last one: when week four starts, we’ll still have a whole weekend ahead of us to spend ignoring our loved ones and writing our novel, and even a few days after that. Hopefully you’re sitting near 30, 000 and winning is around the corner that’s just up ahead. If you’re not, don’t be afraid. Today is Friday and there are two weekends left, and if you work an ordinary Monday-Friday, 9-5 job, those days are going to be the days you really push yourself and write a lot, hopefully enough to catch up.

Where am I in my noveling efforts? Well, I’ve got 60, 000 words give or take, and I haven’t started writing for the day. I’m not where I wanted to be by this time of the month, but I know that I can catch up–thanks to those two weekends I’ve got. Oh, and the fact that today is my day off.

And for those of you who are really crazy, Scribophile is holding a contest where they want to see the first chapter of your Nanowrimo novel. All you have to do is sign up for the site, give out a couple of critiques (it’s ordinarily a critique site) and then you can enter for free. The prizes are $50 and $25 from Paypal, and having your work up on this site means that you’ll probably get some critiques too. Check out the contest here: http://www.scribophile.com/contests/nanowrimo-11-contest/ .

Thanks for dropping by!

How is your novel doing?

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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 November 18, 2011, in Nanowrimo, Novels, Writing, Writing: The Process and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Even easier: you can win cash if your first line is chosen at the best opening line of a novel being written for NaNoWriMO! No entry fee, and the prizes are: 1st = $100, 2nd = $50, 3rd = $25, and seven runners-up win a copy of the book, “Your Writing Coach.” Details and submissions at: http://www.NaNoWriMoContest.com. Deadline is midnight, Dec. 4, 2011.

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