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Plot twist! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo?!

Hey writer friends! Welcome back to my channel. πŸ™‚ In today’s video, I discuss why I’m NOT participating in NaNoWriMo this year and am going to be a NaNo Rebel. Find out why I’m putting Project Bucket List on hold (for now) and what I’ll be working on as a rebel (hint hint, it involves Project Diamond!). :O

Comment below, writers: Are you doing NaNoWriMo or are you a NaNo Rebel? Let me know what you’ll be working on!‡

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00:00 – Why I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo
07:26 – What I’ll be working on as a NaNo Rebel
11:52 – My hope for querying and plans for the rest of November

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11 thoughts on “Plot twist! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo?!”

  1. πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š 😁… You know yourself best, always trust your instinctsπŸ‘… I'm digging in.. My first NANO since 2019. My first draft has to be written in pencil on blank white paper, no notebook filler, can't have lines. Otherwise I get stifled. lol!! I won't even start with my superstitions. Writers are so quirky!! 🀣🀣 …. Lots of videos this month if you can!! You keep me fired up! πŸ˜ƒ

  2. So now I understand why my Nano WIP suddenly shifted in the last week! My internet bestie was experiencing her own shift (we sound like werewolves btw, she-wolf pack maybe?).

    For Nano, I will be working on my YA anime fantasy Gossip Girl project serial BUT I will mostly be working on my dual-timeline Caribbean fantasy serial.

    Long story short, I panicked. I've worked on Project Gossip for the past decade and subbed to an indie pub with feedback. Story changed many times after that. I think I need to work on other things or risk being stuck.

    I know we'll be fine and it was the right decision. There are no coincidences! We can do it, I believe in us πŸ™‚

  3. Oh, I totally understand wanting to have a detailed outline before drafting πŸ˜… I’ve been working on my outline since August in the hopes of getting as clean a first draft as I’m able.
    Good luck with the Project Diamond revisions and continuing outline for Project Bucket List! Happy November πŸŽ‰

  4. Yes! Love how you're owning that this NaNoWriMo just isn't for you. I went from early Preptober saying in my video that I'm working on a new draft, to near the end to Preptober's video saying I'm being a rebel and working on a second draft. It's time for me to go quality over quantity, so I'm no longer aiming for the 50,000 word goal, I'm just aiming to spend approximately the same amount of time in November as I have in previous NaNo's. Good luck on both your projects! Thanks for sharing about your change of plans! I was feeling guilty but it's cool to know other people are having a similar experience.

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