Friday, November 4, 2011


Okay, I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while. That is stuff that happens, sometimes you just have to take a break and take care of other things instead. And I am not here to tell you that I am so sorry and promise to start blogging more often. Nope, I am here to tell you that I won’t blog much during November.

Why? I am doing NaNoWriMo baby!

Yes, I have thrown myself into this whole crazy thing. I hope that everything will go fine, and that I get to 50 000 words by November 30th. But as they say, even if I don’t get that far, I have written several thousen words that I wouldn’t have written otherwise.

It’s the beginning of day four, and as off the end of yeasterday I had 8000 fricking words! It is crazy! I have never attempted to write a big thing like this (not seriously anyway) and it has been a dream of mine for a long time to write a book. Ever since I was eight I have wanted to be an author (although now I have started to think about more likely carreers).

You probably won’t hear much from me here on my blog. So if you want to hear things from me, follow me on twitter! I am magical_books and I tweet a lot about my NaNo word count. You can also add me as a writingbuddy on NaNo’s website. My name there is oliviaherber.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Do you have any tips for a newbie NaNo:er like myself?

Happy writing!

1 comment:

  1. I just added you! And how in the world do you have over 14,000 words?!?! I don't think you need any tips--but whatever you've done to get that far so quickly, please share! :) This is my second year doing NaNo, and I'm not sure I'll have quite as much time to dedicate to it. I thought I was doing well until I saw your word count! :)

    Seriously, though, the best advice I can give you is don't stress about it. Especially with your current word count, don't put too much pressure on yourself to write x amount of words a day. Yeah, it's fun to actually hit the 50,000 word mark and win, but if you're stressed to the point where it's not fun anymore, then it's not worth it. And, don't stress about the quality of your writing. No first draft is perfect (or, it's extremely rare, including for published authors). Don't be like me and edit as you write--just keep writing! You'll have plenty of time to edit and revise later.

    Good luck! :)