That’s right, Duckies!! It’s November! For so many people, this month means Christmas preparations, turkey selections, and training for the biggest shopping marathons of their lives.

And then there’s the Nano-ers. For us, this month is the most exhilarating challenge of the year: Write a novel (50,000) within the month of November.

Why? Because we’re all insane. Obviously. In fact, right now, I’m all “Emelie, stop writing this blog post and just get back to your book. THIS IS WASTING PRECIOUS TIME.” But then the other side of me is all “Hey, stop being an asshole. You have to write for the duckies, too, and if you don’t,they’ll cry.” (In  my head, you all cry when you miss me.)

Anyway, the reason I’m writing this is because if any of you are embarking upon this amazing writing challenge…




And when all else fails,


So many people give up on NaNo because they think that what they write isn’t brilliant or wonderful or pulitzer prize worthy. Well, guess what, it’s supposed to be a first draft, so cut yourself some slack and JUST. KEEP. WRITING.

If you want to be my buddy on NaNo, find me under the name “Siv Samuelson” and I’ll totally buddy you back. This month, we need all the support we can get to power through the writer’s blocks.

You ready, duckies? Because I so think we’ve got this.

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8 Responses to NaNoWriMo

  1. Rachel says:

    Heck yes, we’ve got this!

    You’re brilliant, and so is everyone else embarking on this crazy adventure. Let’s write some novels!

  2. Tina Ashburn says:

    I am definitely one of the insane. I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to be on the same day (this won’t happen for another 70,000 years or so) and then Christmas. Every year I wonder why I put myself through this, and then I do it all over again!

  3. Jean says:

    Jesus, are we going to do this? 50,000 words in a month? I have a job… uh, what the hell.

    For you, I will try to work in the words “Matt Smith” and “anal” somewhere on the same page. Maybe same paragraph… *danger music plays* maybe same sentence.

    Hope you are finally eating more than pizza and bagels.

  4. Xae says:

    I’m definitely not as ambitious as you all. But good luck! I’m sure you’ll get it done 🙂

  5. Phil says:

    In the name of Tony Little – “YOU CAN DO IT”!

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