NaNoWriMo 2018 Kick-Off

First of all, let me start by saying Happy Halloween! I’m sorry it’s taken me a little while to get back to the blog and talk about my writing. Truth is I didn’t accomplish very much this month. It’s now been exactly two weeks since I had my nose surgery and I’m just now starting to feel more like myself again.

For NaNoWriMo I will continue working on Troubling a Star, which I’m renaming A Familiar Story. It suits it better and will mark a new leaf for this project. I recently looked back at my plot summary for the project this weekend and fell back in love with the story. I think trying to write chronologically was messing me up, so I’ll probably be jumping around this month in an effort to maintain my enthusiasm and momentum.

November Writing Goals

The official goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words by the end of the month, which translated to about 1,667 words per day on average. I’ve long been a proponent of each participant picking a goal that works for them and their schedule; the most important thing being participating at all. This year I will be aiming for that 50k word count goal.

Additionally, I have mini-goals for the month that relate to writing.

  • Write at least 5 minutes every day
  • Write somewhere different at least once a week
  • Use my bullet journal
  • Don’t start any new books or T.V. shows!!!

My Bullet Journal

I’ll share it next week!

❧ ☙ END NOTE ☙ ❧

Sorry this post went up a little later than I meant for it. It actually published before I was finished drafting it. I had decided not to post it, then it went up and I realized I should just polish it up.

I would like to start blogging a little more regularly, but this is not the month for me to commit to anything major. I’m planning to do at least one post per week related to NaNoWriMo and it is simply going to be a weekly log of my progress. I’ve already started it and I’m super excited about it.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If so, how are you preparing?

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7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2018 Kick-Off

  1. Gerry@TheBookNookUK

    I’m not participating this year as I’m off on a 3.5 week honeymoon but I’m so jealous of people that are because I love it! And this is my first year blogging so I feel like I’m missing out on a community vibe – but there is always next year!!

    I enjoy your writing posts very much and they act as a kick up my backside to get started on my stuff (I suffer terribly from procrastination :P)

    I hope NaNo has started well for you and long may it continue!

    1. Lori @ Betwined Reads

      Thanks, Gerry! I’ll do my best to keep up with these posts. I hope you enjoy your honeymoon! It’s one of the few good reasons I can think of to not participate so don’t beat yourself up about it ^_^ <3

  2. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    Happy NaNoWriMo!! I’m participating this year too! I had plans to prep, but another project had a deadline that I couldn’t miss. Aw well! I’m aiming for 50K and hopefully, I’ll have the motivation to write this story. Good luck with your WIP! :)

  3. Sophia Ismaa

    Hope NaNoWriMo goes well for you! 🙂 I’m guessing not watching new shows will contribute to that, for real, they do take up so much time and can be so addictive!

  4. Vicky

    Good luck!! Hope NaNo goes well for you- I always start with the best of intentions but get distracted so easily! Hopefully this month will go better :D

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