Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Do You Nano?

Every year, I plan to join the NaNoWriMo thing (you know, where you write 50k words in a month). It's so ideally suited for the middle-grade writer, since that's the length (roughly) of a MG manuscript.

But every year, I bow out. This time, it's because I'm still brewing Linc's third adventure. The outline is almost done... I think I'm taking the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race road for this one--cookin' it slow like a good soup.

How about you, writerly friends? Do you Nano?


  1. It does seem nutty--and in November of all months. I'd pick January :-) Still, I know quite a few people who do it every year...

  2. It worked for a friend of mine; he got some great material out of NaNoWriMo. But when I write without a plan, I generally end up with junk. Outlines all the way!

  3. That's me: outlining right now. I just can't afford the lengthy editing anymore...

  4. This is my first NaNoWriMo. I am doing it with a twist. I'm counting my new word count and writing it on one Pages document, but plan to cut, paste and rearrange to Scrivener according to an outline. I'm new enough to the game that it's not wasted effort for me. Was just downloading Double Vision when I saw this post. Cheers.

  5. Hope you enjoy Double Vision, Lara!

    Kudos for your NaNo efforts. I really must give software a try sometime, like you...