The beauty of NaNoWriMo is you don’t actually have to be brilliant, talented, or prepared. You can simply start typing at 12:00:01 AM on November 1st and revel in the adventure. I’ve done so several times.

For the uninitiated, Nanowrimo is the short hand name of National Novel Writing Month. This is a challenge offered by the Office of Letters and Light, a non profit devoted to providing free creative writing programs to more than 500,000 kids and adults in approximately 100 countries, 2,000 classrooms, 600 libraries, and 500 NaNoWriMo regions every year.

The world wide challenge is to write fifty thousand words in thirty days or less during the month of November.

Your specific challenge is to do so while juggling life; jobs, kids, spouses, friends, and assorted family obligations for the holidays.

You win: immense bragging rights.

And various chances to get publishers to look at your work.

This will be my fourth round (November 2015) and I have failed twice and won once. Last year I blogged all about it for your enjoyment. Now we continue on with the fun of editing, finding beta readers, processing their comments, and figuring out what to write next.

Tune in to watch this housewife and mom of a six year old try to survive the process and come out published.


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    1. I have done nanowrimo thrice.I completed 50,000 words all three times. So this will be my fourth attempt as well. I am preparing to do it again. I am spending October planing an 80,000 word novel tentative called “Joe A(fter) D(eath)”. The title says everything. It is the story of what happens to Joe after he dies. In my preparation, I have already written 3184 words. So my goal will be 55,000 words. My nanowrimo moniker is LBardie and I have posted an excerpt from the novel.

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  1. It’s true. You woke up and found yourself in Uncle Bardie Country. Now that you have followed Uncle Bardie, you may find yourself at that fork in the road that you have to take. With Uncle Bardie for a guide, you can be comforted that you may stub your toe on a pun, find you can’t resist laughing at those things you never thought funny, and wake up to wonder what Uncle Bardie is up to. It’s okay. That itch can be scratched. Simply tune in to the next Post, It could very well be a doozy or not. Either way it will be coming from the whacky mind of Uncle Bardie. So thanks for following Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. It beats bananas any day. Unless…but that’s a whole ‘nother thang. And one last thing. Have a great day (or night, depending on your perspective).


  2. Hello, I participated successfully in 2014 Pantzing my way, pouring on to the pages with no plan. I both loved and hated it. I loved the freedom to hear characters tell me what would happen next, but hated the withdrawal i twitched for a month. It taught me to be free and how much more effective and authentic my writing can be. I am still working on it , but I believe in it even more.

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      1. Thank you I will have a look. I am on a second rewrite at the moment. I thought it was ready then my main character threw me a curve! It was so clear that i have to do it. I need to alter the last third of the manuscript to bring the new twist to fruition. I still believe in it though.

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