Friday, October 27, 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017!

This year, I've decided to participate in NaNoWriMo!  For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo is "National Novel Writing Month".  It takes place throughout November and the goal is to write 50,000 words (or however many words you set as your goal) of your novel before the month is over!  This strategy is meant to force writers to just get the words down on the page without going back to edit.  After all, first drafts are not meant to be perfect (or even good).  They're only meant to exist!  

I tried doing NaNo last year but fell behind thoroughly and quickly after school work started to pile up.  This challenge happens to fall right around midterms time at my school but I've checked my schedule this year and I'm not too busy (at least from what I can tell so far).  I think this year I have a good chance of finishing and I'm excited to try!

This NaNo, I've decided to work on a new project!  It's a fantasy (because they're always fantasies) and it set in a world run by faeries.  I've always loved faeries and stories that have them in it so I'm excited to write my own!  They're so interesting and there's a lot of creative changes I can make to have them be a bit more unique.  I'm not sure what age range it's going to be but it's definitely between young adult and more of a new adult.  The main character is 19 so I'll have to see!  

I haven't done much plotting yet as far as actual story goes but I've been writing down some detail about the characters and the world, as well as the magic system.  I have some scene ideas but I want to keep it as up in the air as possible so I don't get bored and have all the creative freedom I want once November comes.  I know what the beginning scene is, as well as how I want the story to end but I'm just going to wing it through the middle!  

Some Songs on my 2017 NaNoWriMo Playlist!
Cold Cold Cold by Cage the Elephant 
Game of Survival by Ruelle 
Wolf by The Ballroom Thieves 
The Prince by The Silent Comedy 
Take it from Me by KONGOS

I'm so excited to get started on this project and I'm looking forward to hearing about anyone else who is participating!  If you'd like to add me as a writing buddy on, here's a link to my profile!  I'll be posting updates during November on here so look out for those! 

Are you doing NaNo this year?  What are you most excited/nervous about?  Are you working on a new idea or one you've been working on?  Let me know in the comments below!  


  1. Good luck with NaNo. I did it last year, and I'm debating doing it again this year. I can't decide if I have enough plotting done for the book I want to write next AND I haven't decided it I want it to be a straight-up contemp or more of magical realism (kind of an important distinction). I'm almost out of time, so I need to decide!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. Thank you!! I hope you figured it out! I haven't started writing yet but I plan to spend the evening meeting my word count!

      Good luck to you, too, Nicole!

      Thanks for stopping by!


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