Countdown to NaNoWriMo

Just a reminder that National Novel Writing Month starts 2 weeks form today.

I alas will not be participating this year, at least officially, as I’m already about half way through a novel and don’t want to stop just to start another. However, I will be unofficially participating in that during the month of November, my goal is to write the last 50K words of my novel-in-progress, so I’ll be updating my progress towards that goal here on the blog.

But this shouldn’t stop you, no sir (or ma’am). Grab a notebook and a pencil, your favorite word processing or novel writing software and start preparing your notes or just start staring out the window and day dreaming about what story you want to tell during the month of November. Whatever method works for you.


I’ll be using the word count death bar provided by writertopia. Here’s my progress on the Novel so far:

As you can see, I have a set goal of 125K words, a total I reached by the mathematically exact method of guessing about how far into the novel I am and adding up all the bits and pieces I’ve written so far. I’m estimating about a 2-3K margin of error.

And since I’ve still got ten days before NaNoWriMo officially starts, there’s a chance of finishing the first draft by Thanksgiving. A slim one, but a doable one. At the very least, I’ll get most of the way there, Stay tuned to see how close i can get!