Nanowrimo is Under Way

So, here we are on the 9th of November.  9 days into the month of November.  Day 9 of 30 in November.  Luckily for you, I’m not counting blog posts in my word count for Nanowrimo and will stop with that now.  I am, however, participating in nano this year.  Last year, I managed to not only participate, but to also win!  Ok, so winning doesn’t really get you anything more than bragging rights, but still.  Last night, I managed to exceed 10,000 words.  It seems like a lot until you stop to think that it’s only 20% of the goal.  Plenty to do and write from now until the end of the month.

I’m using a new (to me) tool this year.  I decided to give the new Scrivener for Windows a try and see if I liked it any better than ywriter.  So far, I can’t really say I prefer one over the other.  Scrivener has a lot more of the details that might be really nice for future projects where I’m actually organized.  I think it would be particularly useful for a non-fiction work.  So, maybe I’ll give one of those a try after nano this year. Right now it’s in beta until at least December 12th, so you can give it a test drive for free.  As an added bit of bonus, if you win (50,000+ words) nano this year and verify it, you’ll get a coupon for 50% off the full license when it’s released early next year.  For future use, ywriter is free, so that might make a bit of a difference.  We’ll see.

If you’re participating in nano this year, please add me as a buddy.  Leave a comment here with your profile link and I’ll add you too!  I try and go through and find the ones that have added me on the nano site, but they haven’t made that all that easy, so it’s easier if I just have the direct link.  Here’s my profile.


  1. Hazel Behrens says:

    added you as buddy – my profile name is filbert246
    I am playing with Scrivener for Windows and using my Pulse pen with MyScript for LiveScribe. I also use Write or Die to give myself a kick start.

    I am lagging behind this year and these are the first words I have written today – the 57th anniversary of my birth.

    I see you are in North Dakota elsewhere – I am a bit west of Bismarck in Hazen

    Happy writing!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! It’s always nice to meet (virtually, at least) other authors in North Dakota.

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