Goodbye NaNoWriMo, Hello NaNoFiMo!

>> Monday, December 1, 2008

So I finished up the month of November with 65,115 words for my 2008 Nanowrimo novel. The novel is not yet finished by any stretch of the imagination, but as I'm rather worn out in writing it, I am switching to my Nano novel from 2007 and participating in NaNoFiMo, or National Novel Finishing Month now. I have been working on that story in bits and pieces, but it rather took the back burner to that short story about the vampire cows for a while, and before that I was quite busy for some months with a newborn baby.

But, now that my daughter is older and (somewhat) more cooperative about my time to write (ha ha ha! That's a riot, right?), I have decided to enter Nanofimo for the first time as a challenge to myself to finish up my 2007 Nano novel. Especially since I would like to try to publish this one within the next year. That will be one of my 2009 writing goals, I think.

But, I digress.

The two main goals of Nanofimo are: 1) to add at least 30,000 more words to your story, and 2) to finish the novel. You have to complete these two goals in some form to win. There are some variations on them, but I leave it to anyone interested to read about it on the Nanofimo website, which is , and read about it under the Nanofimo FAQ.

I am looking forward to the change of pace, especially story wise, this month. By the end of November, after working at such a grueling pace on one novel, and only one novel, I get rather tired of that story by the end of the month. So it will be nice to switch back to my 2007 story and work on that. I am a much better fantasy writer than a science fiction writer, anyway. By far. But, I gave it a good shot, and things went much better than I anticipated. Plus, I did not give up.

So maybe someday I can turn that sci-fi of mine into something publishable. For now, I am going to take a break from it and try my hardest to finish Anemone's Song, this month. Wish me luck!


shield maiden December 1, 2008 at 4:25 PM  

Congrats on winning Nano! I stopped after awhile because I just couldn't force myself to write the story at the time. I was on a short story kick...and then I decided, "hell with it! I'm working on my Nano 2007 novel!".

*whew* Anyway, good lucks on your Nanofimo and with getting published next year. You know what's ironic? I want to be able to publish my 2007 novel next year too! How about we help encourage each other to keep on pace and edit?

Good luck!

Shonna December 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

Congrats on the NaNo win! You were on my buddies list and I mentioned you in my blog here:

I didn't know about NaNoFiMo. I'll have to check it out. My plan is to take a break in Dec and start the edits in January.

Chibi December 2, 2008 at 12:45 AM  

Good luck! I'm participating in NaNoFiMo too, only I'll be doing two projects, since I don't have enough words left on my NaNo 2008 to make 30k. The other one will be a novel I was supposed to have finished before NaNo began, but somehow, it didn't quite work that way. Funny how that happens!