And NaNoWriMo Approaches Again!

NaNoWriMo is quickly approaching!  Aaaaaaaahh!

As I write this, I still have about five more chapters left of last year’s novel to edit.  Five chapters.  Sounds like a lot and like nothing at all at the same time.  Considering I have school and only about two weeks to edit it, on my end, it feels more like a lot to do.

But…whether or not I complete it before NaNoWriMo starts, I am still going to try for NaNo this year.  This year is probably going to be the hardest one of all.  Again, because of school.  Ugh, when did school decide to become such a huge pain?  How does the rest of the world deal with it?

Hmm, they probably don’t do lots of school and NaNoWriMo and have a family life and draw and have all of the other random hobbies I have.

Anywho, I have absolutely no plan for NaNoWriMo this year or how I’m going to win.  The only thing I know for sure is that I’m sticking with 50k this year, and not going for 100k like I did last year.  I’m going to write the sequel to last year’s novel, even though said novel…still has five chapters left before I’m done with draft two, and I should probably be spending time editing that more instead, but I know nothing about the plot of book two and I’d really like to know where the plot is going.  So I’m writing that.  As I said, I know nothing of the plot.  I have a…vague idea of the beginning, a possible vague idea for a couple character arcs, and then an idea for a random scene that’ll be somewhere in the middle.

That’s about what I had when I wrote the first book, so I’m really not worried.

I do not have any sort of plan on how I’m going to manage school and NaNo, though.  Probably, I’ll just do what I’ve been sort of doing up until now—which is procrastinate from both school and writing and find other things to do.  Oooh, idea for a drawing!  Let’s draw that!


So anybody else doing NaNoWriMo?  If you’re still in school, how do you balance between the two (or do you at all)?




7 thoughts on “And NaNoWriMo Approaches Again!

  1. Um. No advice here on the school/NaNo balance. I will probably turn into a gooey pile of biology terms and magic spells. Heck, I haven’t even READ anything in a week, which means the end of the world approacheth and soon the Apocalypse will be upon us – so I don’t know what will happen if I try to WRITE and school at the same time.

    Good luck, friend. That is all I can say. Good luck, and I stand with you in the madness.

  2. I’m still going back and forth on doing Nano this year…I’ve been incredibly busy this semester of college. I might just work on FINALLY finishing Music’s Curse (only like 5K words left to write!!), and editing it. So I might just do a very relaxed version of Nano. I don’t think I could do 50K, as much as I would love to write that much!

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