Monday, October 02, 2006

Nanowrimo open for sign-ups

So Nanowrimo is now open for sign-ups. Every year I seem to have to reset my password - that's the trouble when you get the computer to remember a password for you, and then change computers!

And at the moment I'm still trying to finish last year's Nano novel, after an extended break. I spent too much time on the collage poetry instead of playing in my character's reality. But that's okay because last year I finished the first draft of Making the Cut a couple of days into November, and then ploughed straight into I'm with the Band for Nano.

I've been trying to put some order into this blog, so I can see where I am with each and every writing project but the zokutou word meter doesn't want to cooperate tonight - you will notice there is no meter to measure the progress of Kissing Toads. So I googled 'word meter' and found this very funny one (below) at Writertopia. It gives you the ability to change the mood, as well as the wordcount. Think I might use this one for Nano, although it will have to be in the main body of my blog, as it won't fit in my sidebar.

I've started a Blogroll for Nanowrimo participants. Drop me a comment with your blog if you will be Nano'ing and I'll add you to the honour roll.


Nancy said...

Found your blog through the NaNo yahoo group. I will be trying out NaNo for the first time this year and although I'm slightly intimidated by the task at hand, I figure it's a great way to get going on this novel I always say I should write :)

I would love to be added to your NaNo blogroll ... feel free to check out my blog at

I've enjoyed clicking around yours - I especially loved the entry about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My grandmother has breast cancer and after many years it seems she won't be with us much longer. So thank you for spreading the word. All women need to pay attention to their bodies.

OK. I'll stop blabbing on. I look forward to reading more by you. Good luck in November!

Anonymous said...

I've signed up for NaNoWriMo this year ... my first :) I've written several novels but have been struggling with one for a few years now, and hope this will help me get back into writing longer fiction.

Good luck! If you ever need an encouraging word, drop me a line :)

Shonell Bacon said...

Hey Miss Diane,

What's a blog roll? Is this something on Blogger, or are you just creating a list of blogs on the right hand side? I sent you my blog addy at weekendnovelists, :-)