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I'm just a girl in the world.. that kind of likes to write. Mom of 2 teen girls & work as Talent Attraction & Marketing professional. Oh, & I'm addicted to my phone, Social Media, HR/Talent Marketing & Caffeine... you can learn more about me at www.linkedin.com/in/theonecrystal


I have to admit? I’m pretty excited about this year’s NaNoWriMo. Why? I’ve been preparing for it for over a year. That’s right – the background work on this year’s novel started in 2009, thank you very much. Hopefully, that’ll equate to a pretty good novel; but, we’ll see. It will be nice to be able to get the 3 composition books full of notes into one coherent story. :p

For anyone who doesn’t know (and I’m guessing that’s going to be the overwhelming majority because it’s not widely publicised), NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. For the last several years, I’ve participated. Some years, I hit the 50k words in a month; some years? Not so much. But every year I have a blast. If you like to write or blog and you haven’t checked it out? You should; it’s not too late to catch up. If you want to follow my progress this month; then you can check out my page… if you’re participating, buddy me! :p I’m in the process of putting the associated blog posts that accompany the different chapters on WordPress… I’ll likely post that link shortly. Let the writing abandon flourish!

(For all of you who don’t like chick lit; I’m actually continuing this project in December with a book on job-hunting and interviewing tips for candidates – but, NaNoWriMo is really about fiction; so, staying true to the intent for November.)

2 Comments on “NaNoWriMo”

  1. Trayce 11/03/2010 at 12:07 pm #

    ok. I could research..but I'll ask you instead.. How many words? And umm…what kind of books will they accept.?

  2. TheOneCrystal 11/03/2010 at 2:22 pm #

    50,000 words in 30 days. This is a FIRST-DRAFT quality story; meaning? Don't edit. Can be any kind of fiction you want it to be. 🙂 Seriously, if you're interested, it's worth checking out the pages I have hyperlinked. Kat's always does it, too. 😉

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