You guys talked me into it…

I’ve decided to do NaNoWriMo. If you want to buddy up, feel free to add me and I’ll add you back. I’ve done NaNoWriMo before but I never really got into the community side of it, so I need to change that this year. More socializing! More writing! Whee!

Since I’m not well-informed on the social side of it, do you guys have any recommendations for groups/forums I should check out? How does the socialization part work, anyway?  How do I hang out with other NaNoWriMo-ers? I’m such a lost child in the woods…

Thanks in advance for any advice/help!

6 comments

  1. Welcome Megan! I suggest coming over on Twitter and doing some sprints @nanowordsprints. And if you can’t make it to a write-in, NaNoWriMo has virtual write-in on YT. Think there’s one scheduled today or tomorrow, have to double check.

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  2. Hi Megan. Last year I made use of the Adoption Society forum, and the Plot Doctoring one. There was loads of advice on there and it generated some ideas that I might have come up with on my own eventually, but when there’s such a time pressure, I was glad to have a ready-made suggestion. I found that once I was close to the suggested word count for the day that I could actually relax and write better. Then, after I’d written something half way decent and was well over the target for the day, I could go back and delete all the rubbish that I’d written just to get to target.

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  3. Great to see you join in! Last year was my first, and I had one terrific writing buddy (thanks Lynn Veihl) who I chatted with during the month and who kept me motivated. When I started to run out of steam I used the various forums for ideas and conversation. I’d love to have joined in one of the face to face writing sprints but there wasn’t anything close by to me and I was too new to think of organising one myself. Maybe in a future year though.

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    1. Thanks! I’ll check out all the forums on there. I see there’s a few write-ins close to be but I’m not sure I could get to any of them because of my work schedule. Thanks for the advice!

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