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This is a Reblog from one of my previous NaNoWriMo years. My second day of NaNo happened to fall on a Thursday and I needed a Thursday Thirteen Meme for that day. If you’re new to NaNoWriMo, take a look, because you’ll probably find yourself doing the same thing, although I must admit, 10k words in two days might be a little rare. You have to get a jump on it when you can. Here goes–

When you’re writing 50,000 words in 30 days, forget the rules of writing. You’ll kick yourself in the rear for it when it comes to editing in December, but it’s all part of it. For the 30 days of working on your Nano novel, just WRITE.

1. Wrote a lot of Words so far using as few contractions as possible

2. Created many paragraphs :-)

3. Shame on me for using too many adjectives

4. Yikes, lots of adverbs

5. Misspelled words

6. Drank a lot of Coffee

7. Deleted  a few words, sentences . . . (Shhh, don’t tell)

8. Wrote run-on sentences

9. Challenged myself to sprints

10. Wrote almost 10,000 words in less than 3 days (Will be over 10,000 by tonight)

11. Stayed in jammies most of the first day

12. Created a dilemma for myself and the characters

13. Used a lot of strikethroughs instead of deleting

NOTE: I can see my editor cringing right now if she reads this.

Update: Well, here it is, October 2015 and it’s time to update this post. First off, I no longer do what that above lists suggest. Nope, not anymore. Of course the above list follows the rules. Each year I participated, brought new experiences, and I’ve learned a lot since then. This new post link might help even more–  http://maryjdresselbooks.com/2014/10/21/my-nanowrimo-experience-has-evolved-2/

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