Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

By Katharine Swan On Friday, October 28, 2011 At 2:10 PM

NaNoWriMo begins in just a few more days.  Of course, I've been working on my novel since summertime or before, so I'm not waiting to begin a new novel like most folks are — my goal is simply to put 50,000 more words on it during November.  I'm shooting for 80,000 words total, so I was trying to get to 30k before NaNoWriMo started.

I was starting to lose hope of that happening, but then Wednesday I had a phenomenally productive day: I added a whopping 5,670 words to my novel, bringing it to 23,935.  That seems a lot closer to 30k than what I was at before (about 18k).  Maybe I'll be able to get there before October 31 after all!

One other thing I've been doing as I geared up for NaNoWriMo was to create a website for my novel.  Yes, perhaps it seems a little premature, but I'm pretty serious about this one.  The website keeps me both excited and committed, so I figure it can't be a bad thing. I'm using old (no longer copyrighted) postcards and photographs for character images, my website header, and potential book covers (I'm thinking of e-publishing when I'm done).  Doesn't it all look great?  I'm thrilled with how the site is turning out!

Anyone else planning to do NaNo this year?

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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