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NaNoWriMo 2012!

NaNoWriMoIt is that time of the year again when you have to decide whether you are going to take part in the NaNoWriMo or not.

Every year for  the last few years I have decided that I will. Unfortunately, I have not been able to achieve the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month every time. But, I have done that at least once, and that keeps me motivated to attempt NaNoWriMo every year, and I have decided that I am going to try it this year as well.

In fact, I have decided that I am not only going to try, but win the NaNoWriMo this year.

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Easy Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo

“At midnight on November 1, armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists.”

These are the opening lines from the official press release for NaNoWrimo 2011. For those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is, it should suffice to say that NaNowrimo is about writing a 50,000 words novella in the 30 days of November. Every year since 1999, an increasing number of people have attempted this task, and many have failed. Let’s have a look at the numbers:

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How is NaNo treating you?

We are halfway through November, which means we are halfway through NaNoWriMo. I hope most of you who are doing NaNoWriMo are going along really well, and come out as the winner at the end of the month.

At my end, things are not going along too well. The little graph below says it all :

I guess it is still not an impossible thing to do, but it definitely is going to be very tough to finish this from here on; Especially because, there are a few other things that absolutely need to be done in the next few days.

But, as they say, hope, one must…and that is what I am going to do for the next few days. Along with writing, of course.

NaNoWriMo2008

NaNoWriMo2008It doesn’t seem like an year has passed, but it has. And to remind of that NaNoWriMo 2008 is here. I have been participating in the NaNoWriMo for the last two years. I was able to complete the 50,000 words limit in 2006, but in 2007 I failed to achieve that mile stone.

This year I am going to participate again.

I am not very sure if I am going to win or not, but I want to participate. The reason is that participating in NaNo helps me organise my thoughts into a coherent whole. As some of you might know, I am writing on a couple of blogs and an e-magazine. Writing blog posts and feature articles is good, but there is something about the idea of writing a complete novel that is very fascinating, and that attracts me to NaNo every year.

Till now, I have no clear idea about what I am going to write. But there are a few days for NaNo to begin, and I hope by that time I have come up with something concrete.

Are you doing NaNo this year?

Win 6000 EC, or 125 X 125 Ad Space

UPDATE1: I just found out that there is a problem with my comments table and I am not getting your comments. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to anyone who has commented in the past couple of days. I am trying to rectify the problem, but the contest is still on. You will however have to use the contact me form (on the navigation bar) instead of the comment form till the time the comments start to work again.

UPDATE2: The problem is resolved, but I have unfortunately managed to lose the comments that have been posted over the past couple of days. So, if you have posted a comment during that time and it has not shown up, you now know why. I sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to you and I hope that you will take the time to post your comment again. Sorry for the trouble, and thanks for bearing with me.

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After the success of the last contest, it is contest time on the blog once again!

This time the prize is more than the last time, and there is a prize even for those who don’t use Entrecard. You can either enter the contest to win 6000 Entrecard credits or, if you don’t use Entrecard, you could enter the contest to win an 125 X 125 ad space on this blog for three months.  Even if you use Entrecard but would rather win the ad space, you can do that. The 125 X 125 ad will be placed where the money magnet is placed at present.

The Rules :

  • You have to subscribe to the RSS feed of the blog via email.
  • Then, you have to leave a comment on this post stating whether you are entering the contest for the 6,000 EC or the ad space. You can enter only for one of the two.
  • Those who are already subscribed to the RSS feed are not eligible for the contest. Sorry, you guys!
  • The contest closes midnight (Indian Standard Time) 31st July, 2008.
  • The winners will be announced on 1st August, 2008.
  • The winner will have to provide his own 125 X 125 ad, which would be subject to approval before  it is put up on the site.

That is all.

You don’t have to write a post about this contest, but I would really appreciate it if you did. It would be good to see this contest get as much publicity as possible. Best of luck to all those who decide to participate.

P.S. – This contest will have at least two winners. But, if any of you would like to sponsor any prizes for the contest, we could end up having more winners!