NaNoWriMo 2006. . .and so it begins. . .

I just got my e-mail asking me to renew my account for this year’s NaNoWriMo! Who all is doing it again this year? Who all made it last year? What are you writing about this year? Huh? Huh?

I had a genius idea. My friends, I’m going to write THE definitive Zombie novel. I’m going to play my board game, Zombies!!! (the three exclamation marks are important), and I’m going to write down what happens. Then, much elaboration and vivid description later, I’ve got a novel. Or so’s the plan. Quit laughing, I’ll bet its more of a plan than you’ve got. :wink:

For those of you who aren’t in the know, go here. If you’ve got any interest in writing, this will probably be a whole lot of fun.

There’s already a thread here.

Ack! I’m sorry. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to look in CS for NaNoWriMo stuff. My bad. slinks off dejectedly, mumbling to himself

I haven’t done NaNoWriMo in four years and I must say that my last attempt was a complete failure. I’m still working on the same chapter and a half from that horrible month.

That said, I’ll be busting out the coffee maker and finding a comfy spot on my couch with my trusty laptop next month. 50,000 words… 1667 words per day… 70 words per hour… :confused: :eek:

Does anyone who has completed NaNoWriMo in previous years have any tips they’d be willing to share?

I noted this in the other NaNo thread, and I’ve mentioned it several times elsewhere, but I found that I get so attached to how something should play out that I know I’ll never get it right, so I scrap that particular bit and do it differently. So, if say, I want a scene where a guy goes to the store, and I have it played out beautifully in my head, I have him go to the bank instead, because I’ll never be able to get the other version right on paper.