NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2020 Success!

This year has been a complete dumpster fire. But amongst all the anxiety, concern, pandemic baking and home schooling, there have been a few moments to celebrate. I had one of those tonight at 5:42pm when I tracked my words for the day and...

How to Prep for NaNoWriMo

Every November writers from all over the world make a commitment to write 50,000 words in a single month as part of National Novel Writing Month…or as the cool kids call it…NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo isn’t to help you polish...

Success! NaNoWriMo 2017

I did it! 52,193 words in 29 days. And when I read back through them I know they need a lot of work. But at least they are written. Winning feels good. Writing every day felt good. For the first time in a very long time, I prioritized my writing and...

Day 19 – NaNoWriMo 2017 Check In

How NaNoWriMo is going for me…according to social media: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Duran (@bykellyduran) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Duran (@bykellyduran) View this post on Instagram A post...

Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017

After focusing so much on my completed novel – After the Break – during SiWC and the weeks leading up to it I wasn’t sure I was going to be mentally ready to write a new book during NaNoWriMo. I had the novel roughly sketched out...