Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IWSG: Does the NaNo work? I'm about to find out.

Hi all. The November 1 question this month is:

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published? This is something I'd like to know, because I'm about to give it a try. I am not signing up officially, which may be a drawback. Hmm...no accountability. I wonder. Well, we shall see. My competition will be to give my "very best." I urge you to do the same if you've signed up.

So just curious, how many of you visiting today have done the NaNo and felt it was worth it? Have you signed up again?





The awesome co-hosts for the November 1 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Diane Burton, MJ Fifield, and Rebecca Douglass! Of course IWSG's ninja leader Alex Cavanaugh deserves a big thank you too!




Sharon M. Himsl

Writer/Author. Blogging since 2011. 
Published with Evernight Teen: 
~~The Shells of Mersing

20 comments:

  1. Love the quote at the top Sharon, as for the NaNo I won't attempt it as there is much going on in my life to sort out.
    Loved the post and a Happy Novemeber to you.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Wishing you a good month too, and better news on the health side of things!

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  2. I love that quote from CS Lewis! Definitely going to add that to my list of favorites.
    I've done NaNo and for me it was totally worth it. I'm trying it again this year. Good luck!!!

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    1. Have fun in thye NaNo. I'm encouraged by others who have succeeded.

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  3. I've done NaNoWriMo a few times, and it's crazy and exhausting, but I love it. I'm not signed up for this year's round, which is disappointing, but I had other projects that needed my attention. Maybe next year...Best of luck to you!

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    1. Thanks! I'm reminded of the a-z challenge.

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  4. Tried NaNo years ago, back when I used to be a novelist, and failed miserably at it, LOL. I've seen countless others excel at it, though--it's always amazing to see how much people can accomplish as a result of this challenge. Best of luck writing this month!

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    1. Thanks...time to write that novel again, Heather!

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  5. I've only registered once, but I continue to do it year after year. It's such a motivating month!

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  6. I participated several years ago and then again for BuNo. Won the first, just missed the second. But both stories went on to become published books, so that's a huge win to me.

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    1. Inspired to forge ahead. Thanks Alex!

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  7. I tried two CampNaNo sessions, in July 2016 and July 2017.
    Suffice it to say that last year I won but this year was disastrous! LOL
    Good luck with NaNo, Sharon!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. All the best to you too!

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  8. I've done it in the past - officially, unofficially, properly, cheating (short stories instead of a novel) I've rarely 'won' but I have eventually published a couple of novels and quite a few short stories which started as NaNo projects.

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    1. Good to know. Thanks, Patsy! Had to skip a day this week, and now family is coming. I'll keep pressing on.

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  9. Good luck with NaNo! I have sort of participated, but for my own word goals since my MSs haven't fit the 50,000.

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    1. Thank you! I think I"m in the same boat. I need a longer than 50k word count.

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  10. I have done NaNo everyone since 2013 never won a November but I do it to build a daily writing habit not for a word count. It would be nice as a side product. Yes I sign up and I am losing so far. Life got in my way but we will see it is only the 13th, so we shall see.

    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. Thanks for sharing your progress. I see it as a way to motivate and build word count, but hoping I finish too.

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