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How to Be a Nanowrimo Winner: A Step-By-Step Plan for Success
How to Be a Nanowrimo Winner: A Step-By-Step Plan for Success | EM Lynley
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Plan Your Novel in as Little as One Day NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month is an annual event for writers around the world. It offers participants an opportunity to write a 50,000-word novel with the support of others. It may be just the motivation you need to get writing. Have you been dreaming of writing a novel for years and didn't know how to tackle the daunting task? This book is for you. Have you attempted NaNo and found your story and inspiration flagging long before you hit 50,000 words? This book is for you. Are you an experienced writer or published author who wants a comprehensive planning tool to enable you to plot, write and revise more quickly? This book is for you. This method will enable you to build the foundation for a complex novel, with engaging characters and an emotional journey that will keep your readers turning pages. Accompanying worksheets and full instructions make the process almost foolproof.
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JazzFeathers
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Yes! Yes! Yessssss!
It wasn't easy. I was on the catching up for most of the month. But l did it!

The story isn't done, but a big chunk of it is revised. Hoping to finish this round of revision by the end of December.

In the congratulation video, many people gave a definition of 'NaNoWriMo Winner'. One said, "someone who's really trying to take the Ring to Mordor".
Well, it certainly felt like that on some days ?

zsuzsanna_reads Congratulations! 14mo
4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! 14mo
Moray_Reads Congratulations! I'm always impressed with NaNoWriMo participants. I just don't have the discipline 😅 14mo
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Kalalalatja Well done 👏👏👏 14mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏👏👏 14mo
Booksnchill Amazing🎉🥇 14mo
GingerAntics 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎵🎶🎵🎶🎵🎉🎊🎊🎵🎶🎵🎵 14mo
batsy Wow, well done!! 👏🏽👏🏽🎉🎉🎉 14mo
Branwen Congratulations! 😀💕👏👏🎊🎉 Great job! 14mo
CaitZ That's awesome! Congratulations 14mo
JazzFeathers @zsuzsanna_reads @4thhouseontheleft @Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja @Chrissyreadit @Booksnchill @GingerAntics @batsy @Branwen @CaitZ Thanks so much everyone! Every year is a great adventure. Now l'm off to finishing the story. Aiming to serialise it on my blog next year. Maybe some of you will feel like checking it out 😉 14mo
GingerAntics @JazzFeathers oh you don‘t want to try to get it published? 14mo
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CocoReads
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And I go from 46-something k imperfect words to 39579 imperfect words. Turns out when you‘re moving sections around, you accidentally wind up with some of them in there multiple times. :::deep sigh::::

GingerAntics Oh I hate when that happens!!! 14mo
CocoReads @GingerAntics I was pretty dismayed but I‘m glad I discovered it today instead of at 11:45 pm on November 30. 14mo
GingerAntics Oh that would have been way worse. Yeah. Good thing it was now, still in the middle of the month. 14mo
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TK-421
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WHEW! Done with an hour to spare! Tomorrow, I'll get caught up on all the non-writey things I wanted to do today but didn't have time for. But now, bed 😴Good night, Littens! #NanoWinner2017

cobwebmoth Congrats! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai That's awesome! We'll done and congrats! 🙌 2y
RebL w00t! So cool! 2y
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Cinfhen Great job 🙌🏻 2y
Kalalalatja Congratulations! 👏👏 2y
CocoReads Congrats! 2y
BucklingBookshelves 🙌🙌👏👏 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Wow! Awesome!🎉🎉 2y
JazzFeathers Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 l did it on the last day too 😊 2y
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CrowCAH
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#NaNoWinner2017 #50000Words #NaNoWriMo #emojinov #quotsynov17

I won!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

I worked on book two novel of my pirate story trilogy. ⚓️⚔️☠️ And continued to write scenes for a pirate spine off time travel novella.

Couldn‘t have done it without the support of so many eager readers! Thanks! 😊

Pamwurtzler Yay! Congratulations!🎈🍾🎉 2y
emilyhaldi Awesome, congratulations! 🍾 2y
TK-421 Congratulations! 👏👏👏 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl 👍😊 2y
mcipher Yay!!!! Congrats!! 👍👏🍾 2y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Texreader That‘s wonderful!!! 2y
SandyW That is so exciting. I've always wanted to try my hand at NaNoMo, but November is NOT a month to commit to writing. Alas. Anyway, YAY 🙌 2y
cobwebmoth Congratulations! 🎉 2y
sprainedbrain That‘s great! Congrats! 🎉🎊🍾 2y
Kalalalatja Congrats! 👏👏 2y
Wife 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 2y
mrozzz Yay!! Great job! 🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
CrowCAH @Pamwurtzler @emilyhaldi @TK-421 @CoverToCoverGirl @mcipher @Lmstraubie @Texreader @SandyW @cobwebmoth @sprainedbrain @Kalalalatja @Wife @mrozzz @hes7 thank you all! Super proud of my dedication. Now I need to keep it up and edit the masterpieces, so they can get published! 2y
JazzFeathers I knew you would do it. I saw your stats yesterday 😉 Congratulation! 🎉🎉🎉 l did it on the last day and l finished my first draft and l couldn't be more happy 🙌 2y
CrowCAH @JazzFeathers thanks! And congrats to you, too!!! 🍾🎊🎉👏🏻 It‘s quite the challenge, but well with it for all the material written! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Haven‘t signed on because of WiFi woes, but I‘m going for it this year. #NaNoWriMo

mcipher Me, too! First year this year even though I‘ve meant to try for a long time. 2y
FictionFox Good luck! 2y
julesG Sounds promising so far. Good luck! 2y
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Bianca Me three! 2y
merelybookish Awesome! Have fun. 2y
JazzFeathers Me too! I had a good day of writing today. How was for you? 😊 2y
LibrarianRyan Good luck 2y
llwheeler Good luck! 2y
heidisreads Happy writing! 2y
DHill Good luck! 2y
CrowCAH Good luck, fellow NaNo-er! 😊 2y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks
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I‘m participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year! If you joined this year, you should add me as a buddy! I‘m ValkyrieAndHerBooks, same as here. Totally nervous and pretty excited! If you‘re interested, but haven‘t signed up yet, go to www.NaNoWriMo.org Happy writing!

cariashley Wow good luck!! 2y
tpixie Good luck! 🍀 Happy Writing!!! 🖍🖌✏️✒️ 2y
batsy Good luck!! 2y
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PenguinInFlight Me too! I‘m PenguinInFlight, same as here! I‘ll find you! Good luck! 💜💜 2y
La_Cori Good luck 🍀 and have fun writing! 2y
Louise Best of luck to you! 🍀🍀🍀 2y
Jerdencon I did it once years ago... was a lot of fun! Good luck! 2y
Suet624 Best wishes! 2y
Redwritinghood 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
Jokila Good luck!! I did it 3 or 4 years ago and didn‘t “win” but the thing I wrote (edited over the next couple years) ended up getting me my agent ☺️ You can do it too! 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @PenguinInFlight Yay! I added you as a buddy! Let‘s do this thing! @Jokila that‘s fantastic! I love hearing about people‘s successes! 🤞🏼Hope it works out for me too! @cariashley @tpixie @batsy @La_Cori @Louise @Big-Book-Little-Book @Jerdencon @Suet624 @Redwritinghood Thanks for all the well wishes! This is one of the reasons I love Litsy! Everyone is so awesome here!😊💕 2y
tpixie @Jokila great inspirational story!! 2y
Craftylikefox I am unofficially doing it for the first time this year. I have a friend who convinced me. I am too nervous to make it official this year. 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Craftylikefox do whatever you need to, to feel comfy! And good luck! 2y
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LazyLibrary
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Any of my litsy friends taking part in this years NaNoWriMo??? It's my first time and I'm super nervous and excited and have zero buddies 😂#nanowrimo

ValkyrieAndHerBooks I am! It‘s my first attempt! I‘m so excited! And even more nervous, lol! 2y
hermyknee Oh I've done this before! I will do it again this year if everyone else is - is there any way to set up a #Litsy group through the #NaNoWriMo website?! ❤️ 2y
BookHoarder32 You can add me as a buddy - JustWrite4Me 2y
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TK-421 This will be my fourth year. What's your Nano name? I'll add you! 2y
TK-421 @hermyknee I checked the Nano forums and it looks like there isn't a current thread for Litsy in the social media forum, but there used to be! I can't access it - probably because Nano wipes the forums every year. It must be showing up in search results even though it no longer exists. 2y
JazzFeathers This will be my 12th year... and l don't feel ready at all 😨 2y
LazyLibrary @TK-421 Lguido. lol not very original, but I panicked!!!! 2y
LazyLibrary @BookHoarder32 Thanks!!! I'm going to!!! 2y
LazyLibrary @ValkyrieAndHerBooks omg me too!!!! Best of luck to you!!!! Let me know your writing name! (edited) 2y
LazyLibrary @JazzFeathers wow!!!! That's awesome and impressive!!! 2y
LazyLibrary @hermyknee let me know if you join this year!! 2y
mrozzz I've done it twice... still weighing whether or not I'll do it this year. I think I'm just melannrosenthal 2y
LazyLibrary @mrozzz Do it!!!! It seems fun, scary and challenging!!! I hope I'll be able to do it! I'm gonna be a lousy employee this November! 2y
mrozzz I'm currently in a state of revision and not sure if I have it in me to start something new... when I have done it I just write as fast as I can (by hand) whenever I'm on a train- which is minimum 2 hours per day 2y
LazyLibrary @mrozzz Revisions 😩They are the worst! But so satisfying in the end! Best of luck to you! 2y
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GeekyGirlBooks
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Find me on NaNoWriMo at "gagibsonp" and we can do this together!!

www.NaNoWriMo.org

GoldenGirl So, what is this? You write a little each day and people can critique your writing....as you're writing? 3y
JustTrish @GoldenGirl no critique - you just cheer each other on. The goal is 50,000 words. I did it a few times- no time this year sadly😕 3y
GoldenGirl @JustTrish Ok, so no one can see what you're writing. They just follow your ststa 3y
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GoldenGirl Stats* 3y
JustTrish @GoldenGirl Exactly! 👍 3y
ultrabookgeek Hey I added you as a buddy! Congrats on your awesome word count. I am struggling to get to the goal for today! 3y
ApoptyGina69 Great job!! 📝👍🤗 3y
GeekyGirlBooks @GoldenGirl it's a way to stay accountable for writing but to feel like you're part of something fun at the same time! 😀 @ultrabookgeek what are u listed as? 3y
ultrabookgeek @GeekyGirlBooks I'm qimster there. 3y
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JTRobertson
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Good luck and godspeed to all the brave #NaNoWriMo writers out there!

I did it years ago and just barely completed my word count on time. I haven't had the courage or time to try again since, but have great respect for those that do!