Recruiting writing buddies for NaNoWriMo

By Katharine Swan On Monday, October 11, 2010 At 11:39 AM

I've decided what I need this year is a couple of writing buddies to help me stay motivated during NaNoWriMo.  I've already pitched the idea to my mom, and she is considering participating this year.  I'm also trying (for the second year) to get an old high school friend to try it — due to circumstances in his personal life, I might actually have some luck this year.

Although this will be my fifth year doing NaNoWriMo, I've never been able to get anyone I know to do it with me.  I do have a few writing buddies I've met during NaNo, some of them dating back to the first year I did it, but it would be pretty cool if I could get friends and family to try it this year.

What about you?  Do you have any friends or family who do NaNoWriMo along with you, or are your writing buddies made up of those you've met through NaNo?  Or do you fly solo — no writing buddies at all?


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Blogger Lori Says:  

I'm doing NaNo, too. This year, I may need a kick in the pants, as well. Last year I finished with a few hours to spare, but I finished.

I think it's a great idea to get someone locally to team up for motivation. Super idea!

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

I'm struggling with productivity right now, so the last thing I ought to be doing is adding more to my plate (see tomorrow's post), but I'm hoping that with a little "kick in the pants," as you put it, I can do it all this November. :o)

And if not, at least I can cheer on the friends and family I've recruited -- so far there are two!


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