Tag Archives | NaNoWriMo

What WE learned from NaNoWriMo 2012

This year was Sooz’s third NaNoWriMo and Sarah’s first—needless to say, we learned a LOT about our writing processes. It doesn’t matter how many books you write, you always learn something new by the end of the ordeal (and trust us: writing is an ordeal. An amazing, fulfilling one, but an ordeal nonetheless). We thought we’d compile a few things WE learned along with some lessons from the other Pub(lishing) Crawl gals who participated. We also want […]


When The Finish Line Is So Close…But Still So Far (An End-Of-NaNoWriMo Pep Talk)

So, we have a few days left of NaNoWriMo, and for some of you, the finish line might be in sight. Personally, while I passed the 50k word mark last week, I am nowhere NEAR the end of this manuscript. Truth be told, I’m probably just somewhere near the start of the middle (Oy.). BUT I’ve written quite a few manuscripts before this (sixteen full ones, and a handful of still-incomplete ones waiting for a […]


Tips from a NaNoWriMo Old Timer

This is my third year doing NaNoWriMo, so maybe calling myself an “Old Timer” might be a bit of an exaggeration…but I DO feel qualified to give a few tips. First off, let’s cover the basics: To “win” NaNoWriMo, you need to type 50,000 words by the end of November. This isn’t a full book, but it’s a darn good start. If you can type at least 1,667 words per day, you’ll reach 50,000 by […]