I wanted to introduce you to a few Wrimo’s in my buddy list. It will give you an idea of what Nanowrimo can do for you.
The first is Elorenalory. I did Nanowrimo officially in 2013. I have no idea how we met, but she supported me almost every single day. We sent Nanomail back and forth about everything. We check in on each other. We cheered. We read one another’s drafts hot off the word processor. She still contacts me to this day even after she read Exodus Echo, which is the second worst writing I’ve done to date.
We both finished. It was phenomenal.
When I logged into Nanowrimo for 2014, there was a message from her waiting for me in my inbox.
This was my first attempt at writing a piece of fiction for others to read. It was my very beginning. I pants this story and had even less of an idea of what I was doing than I do now. If I had not had such a great experience, had people communicating to me, helping me, cheering me, then I doubt I would have finished. I doubt I would have written like that again.
I definitely would not have meet other writers or submitted a short story to BP or DKC on a whim.
Nanowrimo is a nurturing place. You find what you need there as long as you look.
Last Year Elorenalory was working on a futuristic detective story with a nice twist and fresh POV. This year she is working on a fantasy with mages and rune masters. She and I have similar experiences since Nano.
This is my second NaNoWriMo. I won the last one. It was also the very first novel I ever finished. I am still editing it, but I have been working on a lot of projects since then.
Last year’s NaNo launched my love for writing, and I have been at it non-stop all year round. I have several short stories and a novella in various stages of competition. And I have been lucky enough to have a short story published in an anthology.
This year, I will be a NaNo rebel, because I will be picking up and dusting off an old project that I put aside two years ago. I have about 25k words in it. My goal for NaNo is to add another 50k and, hopefully, finish the first draft.
And here is a quick blurb of her Fantasy story:
It was supposed to be a routine escort mission for battle mage Sky and his partner: escort a runemaster, wait for him to poke at the wardstones for a few hours, then portal back. Only the mission turned out to be a death trap. Now his partner is dead, the runemaster has had his brain fried, and Sky owes a life debt to a half-blood.
But Sky has no time to deal with his guilt and hurt, because breaches open everywhere in the Kingdom and people start disappearing. The Order of Battle Mages needs to discover what or who is behind this before their Kingdom plunges back into the horrors of the Half-Blood war from the ashes of which it had risen three hundred years ago. Sky and his new partner will be in the thick of the events, whether they want it or not.
So go give her a buddy invite, thank her for her support.
Elorenalory on Nanowrimo
And here is her blog on wordpress.
Because she is awesome.