Who is Doing NaNoWriMo?

November is almost here, so those of us who are doing NaNoWriMo are getting ready to write like crazy for thirty days to reach our 50,000 word goal. We’ve apologized in advance to our friends and family for immersing ourselves in a fictional world and neglecting things like returning phone calls or buying milk.

We’ll be spending most of our free time this month looking at our notebooks or computer screens, but we’ll still need our friends in the real world and the blogosphere to cheer us on as we race to the finish line.  With your support, we can do it.

Here are a few bloggers I know who have decided to take on this crazy challenge:

  • Amber of A Day Without Sushi – She blogs about writing, motherhood, and life in general with great wisdom. She’s also a pro at NaNoWriMo and she recently wrote a post offering great advice for those of us who are gearing up.
  • Susan of Coming East writes memoir and essay posts with compassion, intelligence and elegance. She has a busy November schedule ahead of her, but she signed up for NaNo anyway.
  • Leah of Leah’s Thoughts blogs about everything. Writing, books, recipes, work, family life…  she covers it all. Her essays are engaging and her photos are gorgeous.
  • Totsymae is an artist and writer who blogs with dry wit about anything from family and relationships to politics and religion. Absolutely nothing is off-limits. Her site features her amazing artwork, thought-provoking essays, and vivid flash fiction.

Is anyone else joining the fun? Add your blog to the list in the comments so we can encourage each other. We can all win!


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29 responses to “Who is Doing NaNoWriMo?

  1. This is my 4th year doing NaNo (and hopefully 4th victory *fingers crossed*). Best of luck to everyone!

  2. Thanks for the link-back. I’m excited to take on the challenge. I encouraged a friend from work to do it too. So we’re going to meet weekly and share our work. I have my topic and I’m ready. Good luck to you!

  3. I’m not doing it, but I admire those of you who are. Good luck to all of you. I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  4. Keep us posted on how you’re doing so we can cheer you on, although if nobody hears from you until December we’ll know why.

  5. Good luck to all the participants!

  6. Thanks for the mention, Shary. It’s going to be a busy month and then the holidays will be approaching. I hope I feel more prepared tomorrow. I’m feeling really lazy right now. 😮

  7. I wish you all happy writing Shary! Look forward to hearing back at the end of the November.

  8. Not sure I’m brave enough for NaNoWriMo, but since you visited my post today, you know I’m doing a mini hiatus from distractions so that I can write for two weeks. Good luck, Shary. I can’t wait to hear how you did!

  9. Sandra

    Good luck with the writing. Can’t wait to see you at Thanksgiving and read a draft!

    I think I will have to try it out once I finish the teaching gig.

  10. Though it’s tomorrow… I still haven’t decided! But good luck!

  11. Shary, I’ll be cheering you and the other lovely ladies from the sidelines! We will encourage you, so fear not! Good luck!

  12. I will live vicariously through all of you as I do my own persona NaNoEditMo on my draft I finished in September, as I’m sure you’ve read the last 20 places I’ve commented this — sorry 😦 I admit, I’m a little envious; a new project sounds very fun and exciting right about now! Enjoy! I’ll be rooting for all of you!

    • It is fun to know that I’m writing furiously with so many people this November, but when I think about all of the writers I meet online, that camaraderie is always there.Thanks for reminding me of that. Writing or revising, we’re all headed for the same place – a novel we love and are proud of. I do get a kick out of how NaNo helps me banish my inner critic, though. The only time I really manage that is when I’m racing to a deadline.

  13. This sounds like an amazing challenge! Writing can be such an isolating pursuit, and I love the idea of encouraging writers to *write* while also building community.

    Good luck! And, Happy Writing!