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Linotte’s Psuedo NaNoWriMo

How many of you guys are doing NaNoWriMo? Anyone? Come on, don’t be shy! Give a show of hands!

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Welcome if you’re a wannabe writer but not doing NaNo!

I won’t be doing NaNoWriMo exactly. It’s more of a Psuedo NaNo to finish a project I’m already working on by the end of November. Do you have any projects you’re working on that you’re really wanting to finish? Then by all means, use my Pseudo NaNoWriMo to finish it. You’re not really in the same spot as the NaNoWriMo-ers, but you can share space in the trench because you’re all trying to finish that novel!

I’m trying to get a 50,000- to 80,000-word project done, and I’ve been plugging away at it. This is my brain bleach from 50 Shades of Suck series, so I’m really pumped.If you do have a Pseudo NaNoWriMo, join me! After I finish this book, I’m going to get myself some champagne and share it with all of you!

13 replies on “Linotte’s Psuedo NaNoWriMo”

I’m going to do it! I just finished the first/kinda second draft of the novel I’ve been working on for years so this will be a good palate cleanser before heavy editing that project in December. I am describing the November fluff piece as a sci fi legal dramedy, but I probably won’t finish it, haha. So I guess that’s why it’s a bit pseudo… I’m not too concerned with the wordcount, just want to write a little something to get my mind off of this other monster & query letters looming over my shoulders.

I’m in my first semester of school, so November isn’t really a great time to try and tackle an extra project (WTF were you thinking with that, NaNo powers that be?). I’ve got the beginnings of an outline and some character profiles, though, so I’m kind of working on it. I’ll probably try to do the Sunday challenges here when I have time, and otherwise just do what I can.

I guess that’s not really a “pseudo NaNo” so much as “slowly working on a novel” but whatevs. :)

I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year, but only so that I can finish my novel from last year. I made the word count for last year, but I only made it about halfway through my plot outline, so I’m going to try to use the deadline motivation of NaNo to wrap it up so that I’ll have a full novel for revision after the fact. :)

Actually, while I’m starting again during NaNo, what I’m working on isn’t technically a new story. I’ve taken a crack at it once before, which is technically against the spirit of the event, but whatever. I’m more or less starting from scratch with the exception of some character details and one major plot point. Er, two.

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