Write on Edge Does NaNoWriMo!
Here it is! The forum thread for Write on Edge's writers. Leave a note, say hi, introduce yourself for those who might not know you. Let's talk projects and strategies and chocolate management.
I'm Cam, your friendly neighborhood editor and forum thread moderator. My plan is to write the second in my newly released New England Seacoast Romance series. This one takes place in Portland, ME, and stars a Hollywood has-been and a brewer with a vision.
Hi! I'm Kelly & this will be my second attempt at this thing! :) I originally thought I would continue the novel I started last year, but a new set of characters introduced themselves and therefore, a new book is in process! Let's see how this one will turn out!
Hey there, Cam! Let's do this. I am working on the second half of a novel called, "Oops," Said God. It has been a long time in the making, and it is time to finish!
Oh, I can't wait for the next New England Seacost Romance!
I'm working on adding 50K to Finding Agnes, and maybe actually having a FINISHED story by December.
I'm Sean, first year participating and went in without a plan, something I will not do next year because for me it's been a trainwreck. I'm WAY behind BUT I'm committed to the promise I made myself of writing every day. It's great to see all the positive feedback from other writers, very inspirational for me.
Hi Cam & other Write on Edge peeps!
I'm Karen and this is my second run at NaNo. Looks like my wee girl will be writing along with me. She's young, so we'll see how that goes. But, she's really excited for it and it's fun to share the experience. I've been doing the genre shuffle for awhile now, debating between three different story ideas in three different genres. I think I've settled on a scifi story that began as a WoE Red Writing Hood response. And outside of more hours than I should reasonably admit watching scifi shows & movies, that was the first time I wandered down the written scifi path. So, this should be interesting!
True confessions... I'm still on the fence!
It's Barbara here, from de rebus. I know that the only way for me to hit the word count is to get up every morning and write for an hour before work. And I have been to tired lately, I have not been getting up even to exercise... But that could be my thyroid and my doctor just upped my medication. What to do?
But if I write... here is my idea: a twist on Hamlet!
English graduate degree in hand, Rachel is forced to come home to Almer County instead of fulfilling her dream of post-doc work in England when she hears of her mother's decision to marry her late father's business partner.
Rachel has always wondered about her father's death and running away to graduate school did not provide the answers she hoped to find.
Can Rachel discover the truth of her father's death and survive the wedding of the century? Something is rotten in the state of Delaware...
Hey Write on Edge friends! I'm so excited about this year. :) This is my 2nd NaNo - and hopefully I'll come out with a coherent novel this year.
About me -- I'm Julie... a periodic stalker Write on Edge (wish I had more time to participate!) and writer at DutchBeingMe but moreso, can be found on Twitter nearly all the time. :)
Looking forward to writing with you all this year!
Hi! Ashley Kagaoan here. This is my second attempt at Nano. I am a Nano loser. Wah, wah, wah. My strategy this year is to write everyday, every-single-day. No excuses.
Hey, y'all. I'm Angie, a proud Write on Edger, but not particularly active lately. I'm hoping to kickstart my writing back into gear!
However, like Barbara, I'm still on the fence about whether I'm officially doing this (why does it have to be so close to the holidays?), but I started today. And my writing keeps turning into a stream of consciousness type of thing. I start a scene, and it's supposed to go here, and it meanders to the past, then further into the past, then around to another character...
All I can say is thank God for Anne Lamott's adage to give yourself permission to write shitty first drafts.
I have two toddlers. Well, only for two more days as my son will be three on Sunday! Gasp, sob. These small people with nimble fingers and an elevated interest in electronics have taken a toll on my ye olde laptop. I didn't mind so much when it was just missing the arrow keys, but the lack of a u and the enter button is messing my NaNoWriMoJo. Plus the darned thing takes about ten years to start up and always crashes if it goes into sleep mode. It needs to be retired, is what I am saying, or become exclusive property of the small people. I need a new one.
Because I am working across devices, iPhone, work computer, home computer, etc., I have been writing in Google Docs/Drive. So this has me thinking about a Chromebook, especially since the lastest one is rather inexpensive.
Anyone have any experience with one of these?
I'm asking for reviews or opinions, in other words. And I had to give backstory. We all love backstory, right?
Glad to see so many folks checking in! How are we all feeling, two days in? I'm a little behind but I'm hoping to catch up a little tonight before I call bedtime.
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Happy writing this weekend!
I am feeling really energized. My drive to write hasn't been this revved in ages. Since I really only have half a novel to finish, I am trying not to let word count be too much of a force to recon with and just ride the energy for now.
Love your attitude, Duffy! For me, it's about getting back in the habit of writing daily, rather than weekly, and attempting a new to me genre. I'm totally out of my comfort zone, but still having a great time.
Part of my nano time is also going to my daughter as she is doing her first nano. She's quite young, but she's writing every day (and drawing pictures to go with her words) and I just love her attitude towards the whole process!
That is so fabulous that your daughter is into it. Good luck with the new genre! I bet that can make you feel a little insecure. I'm sure it will be great.
I love watching her pick up her special NaNo notebook & pencil and start writing without me saying a word. She's totally into it and is writing quite independently. She only hands it to me to type it up to *quickly* get a word count. :>
Yes, the new genre does have me second guessing more than usual. But, it's still fun to explore and at a minimum, I'm learning along the way.
Did you decide to get something new to work on or is Google Docs working out for you?
I wonder if she is the Little WriMo?
I haven't gotten a new laptop yet, but I am working solely in Google Docs. No issues yet. I do think my next computer will be a Chromebook though.
I do wish I was writing more, but I am trying ot just be positive about what I am getting done.
Little WriMo, I like that! Makes me think of 'The Little Engine that Could'. :>
I can definitely see the benefit of Google Docs and being able to work on it from anywhere. And I think everyone has different NaNo goals. Do what is right for you and your writing.
Hellos! I'm late to the threads. I'm Renee, of the tiny picture. I've written with Write on Edge off and on for a while. Sometimes life just interferes with my fun.
This is my second try at nano. I lost the first time, but wrote more than I ever had. And things are going ok this time. Of course I'm still behind on my count, and my story is all over the place.
But, I'm getting a better idea of where it's going and maybe even how to get there. Just wish some of these new characters wouldn't be so pushy with wanting their histories told, so distracting.
Hi there! Thanks to today's post on Write on Edge I found you guys! I'm glad I did because I was just ready to give up, feeling like a loser already with such a slow start. Yet I have a new found inspiration after reading through the thread! I've been lurking on Write on Edge for a long time and have always felt a connection. If you all are hanging in there... then I'm going to do the same!!
Hey! Talk about late to the thread - and to the party for that matter...
My name is Stacy - aka Wisper. I am attempting NaNo again this year despite the little voices in my head telling me I'm totally insane. I won last year as well as the June Camp this year. However, since then I have had my son, gone back to work and had my husband switch to the opposite shift as me. Needless to say things have been challenging.
I am actually working on a series of short stories. Short stories are a challenge to me because I tend to get rather wordy and let the stories run away on me - or is it with me? Maybe from me? See...
Not sure I'm gonna make it this time as I am sooo far behind, but I'll give it a good try anyways! Good luck to y'all!
Hi Wisper, good to see you here!
Keep us posted on your progress (and maybe we'll see you back around the link ups?).
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