‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo progress update

‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo, and all through the house

Not a keyboard was clacking, no clicks of a mouse;

The notebooks were placed on the table with care,

In hopes that stories would soon form there;

The writers were tossing and turning in their beds,

While visions of plot bunnies danced in their heads.

‘Twas the night before NaNoWriMo


This is it, the day before NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month starts. For those who may be questioning what NaNoWriMo is, it is a 30-day writing challenge to write 50,000 words over the month of November. This essentially equates to writing an entire novel in one month. For more information and to sign up, please check out the NaNoWriMo site.

Whether you are a new or returning writer, NaNoWriMo is quite a fun and stressful challenge. This will be my eighth year participating in NaNoWriMo and I hope to make it my fifth successful year.

Thinking about joining but thinking it might be too late? Well, it’s not! There is still plenty of time to sign up. If you hurry, you may be able to get ready for NaNoWriMo before the challenge officially starts. If not, you can at least sign up and determine what project you will be working on. You might even have enough time to run to the store and get the necessities for your NaNoWriMo survival kit.

If you are participating, consider adding me as a writing buddy. Having active writing buddies makes NaNoWriMo far more enjoyable, as seeing their word counts can be an incentive to keep on writing, plus you can encourage each other along the way.

Good luck to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I know we will all do amazing and rock those word counts!


    1. Hooray! Once you get started writing it should all come together. At least that’s how it works for me, haha.

  1. Wow….. a novel with at least 50,000 words in a month! This is quite challenging. Good luck! You can do this!

    1. It’s very challenging, but also tons of fun. Thanks!

  2. Wow! 8 years doing this?! Amazing. Good luck!

    1. I figure eventually I will actually finish a story 100% if I keep trying, haha. Thanks.

  3. Good luck! How much time do you set aside to write each day?

    1. Thanks. Depends on the day. On a good day, I can write 2000 or so words in an hour. On a bad day, it can take me ALL day to hit the daily word goal of 1667.

  4. That’s a huge challenge! I wish you the best…you can do it!

    1. It really is challenging, but I enjoy doing it. Thanks.

  5. I love the twist on Night Before Christmas! Best of luck with this, I have so much admiration for everyone taking part! I’m sure you will do an awesome job.

    1. Thanks, I had fun fitting it to the NaNoWriMo theme.

  6. Love the little rhyme at the beginning – one of my favourite Christmas Poems – Used to read to my children every Christmas Eve. x Good luck with the NaNoWriMo – and hope it’s not too stressful and the plot bunnies behave;)

    1. Ah, what a great little tradition. I used to watch the night before Christmas cartoon every year, it’s short but so good. Thanks, I don’t usually find it stressful, unless the blot bunnies are misbehaving, haha.

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