NaNo Time’s Almost Here

Ahh, the leaves are turning, autumn’s in the air, mums and pumpkins abound.   That can only mean NaNoWriMo 2011 will start in a just a couple of weeks.  I can’t wait!!  This will be my 7th year, and I can’t imagine November without the highs of hitting my daily word count alternating with the lows of falling behind, the sleepless nights spent happily clacking away on my latest NaNo novel along with thousands of other participants, and the buckets of coffee and snack food to fuel my exhausted little mind. 

If you’ve never joined the quest to write 50,000 words in 30 days, you should definitely give it a try.  Not only will you come out with a fresh new rough draft, but you’ll be in the habit of sitting down to write each day.  Whether you’re a newbie or a published novelist, NaNo offers something for everyone.

This year Scrivener has a special NaNo Trial Edition of their software, for both Mac and Windows, which should be available for download any day now.  I installed the Windows beta version recently and LOVE it.  The NaNo version is supposed to have a few little extras tailored for the wrimos, so I look forward to upgrading to that one.  The software is so versatile, and I especially like their corkboard.

Who else is excited about NaNo? 


14 comments on “NaNo Time’s Almost Here

  1. lbdiamond says:

    I tried and “won” in 2009. I think I’m gonna try again this year. Good luck!

  2. Jess says:

    Oh man, I just don’t have it in me this year 🙂 But I’ll be cheering for all the participants!!!

  3. Susanna says:

    I don’t think I’m going to have time for NaNo this year…. but you never know 🙂 Good luck to you!

  4. Christy Farmer says:

    Good luck with it Tina! 🙂

  5. Hooray! NaNoWriMo! I look forward to this every year. I am definitely in.

  6. Good luck, Tina. I hope to do it in the future.

  7. I love NaNo! This is my 8th year participating and winning.

    This time around, I’m going to be a “NaNo Rebel.” 🙂

  8. Yeah! This is also my seventh time! It’s funny how quickly the years pass by, ain’t it?

  9. I love the NaNo badge! Makes me wanna join! Have fun.

  10. Glad to see I’m not the only one with NaNo Fever!! 🙂

  11. L'Aussie says:

    Hey hey hey, I’m so excited too! This’ll be my third year and I can’t wait. Such fun, such torture. I tried the version of Scrivener they offered last year but didn’t have the patience to work out how to use it. Went back to Word which I know so well.


  12. Lori B. Law says:

    Hmmm…. maybe I need to dust off my noveling fingers and get back to it. Twice NaNo has forced through an idea to a conclusion. And I do have an idea I’m kinda in love with that I haven’t yet started. SO… perhaps I’ll see you there. Oh! And I love Scrivener. Have been using it for a couple of years. It’s great for organizing ideas!

  13. Hey, Tina,

    This sentence…but that would be my idea of hell and makes me hyperventilate just thinking about it….gave me a chuckle. I dunno how people do it. I admit, it’s something I enjoyed when I just started writing. It’d drive me nuts.

    Didn’t plan to do NaNo, but I never could resist a challenge and the madness.

  14. LKD says:

    I’m in again this year as well. And a friend got me hooked on Scrivener a few months ago, so I’ll be using it, too.

    Thanks for link to the NaNo trial. Downloaded!

    Good luck to you!


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