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NaNoWriMo 2019 Wrap Up

We made it!


I managed to write over 50,000 words in a month! And maybe you did too!

Even if you didn’t reach 50,000 you still did it! If you wrote anything during november then you did NaNo

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NaNoWriMo101-Success Stories

By now we are all either too tired to compute OR too caffeinated to feel our fingers as they type but

Don’t give up!

That novel that may look terrible to you, or that looks like it will just never be done, is still your baby. And today I’m sharing with you NaNo Novels that became part of my favorites after (probably) making their author’s life hell all month long

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NaNoWriMo 101-Pep talks and selfcare

Can you believe we are already past the halfway point? I can’t. Usually, this is the part where stories get more complex and the plot holes stare into your soul, where all the hype of beginning your novel is gone and you have the (in my opinion harder) task of not giving up.

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For this purpose is that today we’ll talk about pep talks offered on the NaNo website and self care for writers. 

With special guest JK Rowling (before she became the disappointment she is today)

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NaNoWriMo 101-Write-ins and Sprints

We’re one week done! If you’ve gotten this far then give yourself a round of applause, you deserve it.

If you are still wondering if you should join then do it! Take the leap now and don’t worry about catching up to the “ideal” word count. Just write

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Last week it was all about the word-count and stats, now we talk about how to get there

I’ll tell you about write-in’s and writing sprints, both highly useful NaNo features. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 101-Write-ins and Sprints”

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NaNoWriMo 101-Word Count

We are now fully into it.

November, for those of you who don’t know, is National Novel Writing Month and for those of us who don’t care enough about sleep is the perfect opportunity to get 50,000 + words onto a single document.

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I already did a post about my personal survival kit for these trying times so I’ll just take you all through the basics of writing a novel in 30 days

Let’s talk Word Count

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NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

Nanowrimo or National Novel Writing Month is an initiative that encourages people to write a novel (or as close as you can get to that) in a month. It’s demanding but rewarding and I always try to take part in some way.

National Novel Writing Month 2019

Now that explanations are out of the way:

DID YOU KNOW that November is just around the corner?? I have so much shit goign on the I forgot about it until last week.

To those like me who forgot, or people that just don’t need much preparation before trying to get out 50,000 words in a month, I bring you my personal Survival Kit: eight things you need to have at hand of you wanna get as far along the wordcount as humanly possible! (not very far, in my case)

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NaNoWriMo 2018

It’s here! The month where the most crazy of us decide to try to write an entire novel (or whatever we feel like writing) in a month!Resultado de imagen para nanowrimo gif

First of all, I’d like to say that I love this year’s aesthetic, it gives off the frantic yet fun spirit of nano (and the snacks, there’s no nanowrimo without snacks)


For the ones of you who don’t know: NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words in a month, ideally the first draft of your novel. Although I know a lot of people who make their own word-count goals or that use the time and platform to edit or revise their work.

Whatever you feel like doing this month is for writers to be bold and write as much as they want, no editing required.

This year I’m taking part again, but this time I’m cheating a little bit: I’ll be writing my novel with one of my friends. We both read The Iliad for class last year but also read The Song of Achilles (a re-imagining of the story of Achilles told by his partner, Patroclus) and that gives us the idea for this years novel: The Iliad Reimagined.

Basically we are going to do the same story BUT told from different points of view, from Helen to Hector to Odysseus, we are touching every important character on Homer’s masterpiece and giving them the chance to tell things how they saw it; with the additional commentary of the gods who are at fault but enjoy seeing the poor mortals rough it out for no reason.

We’ll be writing it in Spanish, which I almost never do so that will be a fun thing to try… I swear that I can’t string three words in Spanish without cussing… the editing will either be fun or a lesson in why I should speak better.

If you are also joining in on the madness feel free to add me as a buddy! And may we survive with our word-counts full