For those few who don’t know, NaNo is National Novel Writing Month. Thirty days to write 50,000 words. And everybody’s doing it!
Yes, I got suckered into the excitement. And I’ll lay the blame on Ilima Todd. She did a post about NaNo, as many other writers are, but with hers I found out there is a website dedicated to NaNo. And then I found out you can have writing buddies.
And I’m like, I have followers, friends, and now I can have writing buddies? Cool! So I took the plunge because quite frankly, I’m at the perfect place to do so. I’m almost ready to start my new WIP, so why not wait and do it for NaNo.
So I signed up here. And then I went and pilfered Ilima’s writing buddies for myself. Well—the ones I know and follow. And that led to me to a few other friends. And voila—I have a list of writing buddies to stalk.
FYI: Writing buddies are people you want to watch during NaNo. Where it tracks your progress. And you can lend support. (And btw, some writing buddies are so organized. They already have a title and a cover. Not me—I’m not that good. I maybe got my title though.)
Now I’m just waiting for them to buddy me back. At the time I wrote this post, only Ilima had buddied me. (Thank you.) So I hope the others will too, so she doesn’t feel so lonely.
So are you doing NaNo?
If you are, and I haven’t buddied you yet, let me know your user name. I think it’ll be fun to follow how everyone is doing. Oh, and if you have signed up and want to, click on the link on the top of the page.