Updated, April 4 2014
(Just discovered that I forgot to add NaNoWriMo November 2013 to the page and fixed that. What a knucklehead I am! Sheesh! I’ve also added my current nightly word count to my old progress meter, oh, about eleventy eleven times now, too. Headdesk. Groan.)
I created this page as a place to keep my web badges from all my NaNoWriMo (and related) novel writing experiences. (See end of this post.) For resources to help make your NaNoWriMo experience a successful and creative adventure, please see For Writers.
I first discovered the joys (and tribulations) of thirty-day novel-writing madness in 2005 when I read about Chris Baty’s No Plot? No Problem! on the web in the summer of 2005. I rushed out to find a copy and I don’t remember now whether I found one or had to order it online. I did get a copy somewhere. And I remember how thrilled I was to embark on the great adventure of becoming a real, honest-to-goodness novelist. “Woohoo!” saith I, “I shall makest novel-writing history!”
Well, I didn’t make it to 50,000 words that first try. Gave up about halfway into it. But when the official NaNoWriMo event rolled around that November, I signed up. Got my daily word count — by cheating every possible way, using every trick in the book. Literally. Chris’s book is filled with marvelous methods of cheating and I treasured and used every single one of them during the entire month. I finished NaNo, validated my word count, and won my first official thirty day novel writing event and have been hooked on the experience ever since.
In chronological order, from the most recent back to the very beginning, my thirty-day novel-writing history in web badges and word count graphics. Ta-daaaa! 😉 (I’ll write more about the actual experiences I’ve had in the regular blog pages so they’ll go out in the RSS update feed.)
NaNoWriMo November 2011
My NaNoWriMo profile.
NaNoWriMo 2005-2010. (Skipped 2007 and 2008. Don’t ask. Crazy time. Oy.)
I won WriDaNoJu in 2010, too. I’ll add the badge when I find it. So many hard drives, so little time… 🙂