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NaNoWriMo Calendars

With National Novel Writing Month just hours away I wanted to get the calendars out so you'd know what was out there available to you. If you search google for "NaNoWriMo calendar" you should find all sorts of them. Here are a couple.

This Doctor Who shows daily word count amounts if you write 1,667 words a day.
This fall themed calendar has daily word count also but it has writing encouragement and prompts as well. Day 1: Get off to a good start by doubling your word count today. Day 23: Plant the knife that will be used to kill that guy later. Day 13: TGIF Catch up or get ahead! You can also insert word count widgets into blogs, webpages etc. directly form the NaNo site. Check out:
Happy writing! See you in November!

10 Things NaNoWriMo Taught Me

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and for the past seven years I have undertaken a personal challenge; writing 50k words in 30 days. I have met and won this challenge every time (sometimes by the skin of my teeth). I learned about Nano fall 2008 from a friend (right after hurricane Ick, I mean, Ike)Seven of my ten novels have sprung from the hectic month of November; they include contemporary western romance, an epic fantasy, the paranormal and thriller genres. Throughout the years, my nano experience has grown. Here are some tidbits of wisdom:
Plan Ahead: Make a detailed (or not so detailed) outline before starting Nano. I pulled a few pictures off the internet for character references and I've only written two sentences of my story. No outline, just a general plot in my head: girl meets guy, crap happens, they fall for each other, more crap, then HEA (that romance writer talk for: happily ever after). Buy coffee, wine and/or other snacks and drinks. Clear your …

Here's to You!

November is almost here. Are you ready? Have you plotted and planned or are you just winging it? I have a basic outline with specific scenes but I'm open to my characters taking over from time to time. I look forward to meeting new writers and seeing what both veteran and newbie Wrimos are writing.
Are you ready for NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month Sign up and join me.

Here's the countdown to start writing. Count Down

Daily Snippets

I'll writing daily encouraging snippets during November. I hope you'll stop by and be inspired and, maybe, laugh.

November is National Novel Writing Month and if you've always wanted to get that story out of your head I dare you to join writers from across the globe as we buckle down and write. Check it out at It's a challenging, but doable, goal.

If you're already apart of Nanowrimo add me as a buddy: RochelleBradley (one word). I'd love to connect.

Check back regularly for humorous, sometimes genre specific, motivation.