Nanowrimo Participants WIN BIG!

We love writers. A lot. But, if there is one thing we love more, it is the obsessive, sanity-deprived, coffee-in-veins breed of individuals who attempt to pound out 50K in a single month. Yes, we're talking NANOWRIMO, the crazy phenomenon when writers lock their Internal Editor into a tiny imaginary room filled with clowns and revel in the screams as they type, uninterrupted.


I have Nano'd in the past, but often the timing isn't quite right. Well, the timing this November isn't great with Becca and I hustling to get the next Thesaurus book written, yet I'm taking the plunge anyway! Why? Because I've been revising, revising, revising, and now I'm ready to do some creating. I have this idea about shadow children and a school photographer who isn't human, and the idea won't let go. So, what better chance to sit down and get the story out than NANOWRIMO?

Because Becca recognizes (and probably fears) my special brand of insanity, she's totally cool with me going dark here at the blog for November. And, because she loves to encourage people as much as I do, we're offering a juicy, book-a-licious carrot to Nanowrimo Participants.


*DRUM ROLL*

Becca and I are giving away 10 digital copies of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression to participants (and winners) of Nanowrimo this year!

So, strap on your tinfoil hat and join the November Writing Spree! Set up a profile at NANOWRIMO and then fill out this fast form below...it's that easy. And, if your name is drawn and you happen to own a copy already, you can gift your prize to someone else! Christmas is coming, so why not play Santa?

(CLICK TO ENTER!)

While I'm off writing this next month, make sure to stop in! Lots of cool stuff is going on as Becca  runs amok er, takes care of everything. And if you are over at the Nano boards, look for the weirdo named Momzilla. :)

We would love to make sure as many NANOers find out about this contest as possible, so we'll showcase a link in the sidebar until the end of November. People can feel free to sign up any time! And if you guys would be willing to share this giveaway with any Nano groups you're with or on Facebook, Twitter, etc, we would be eternally grateful! :) 

So, will you be joining the insanity? Let me know in the comments! 

42 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I've almost made the decision to try it for the second time - will come back once I've actually signed up to NaNo!

JeffO said...

Good luck to you, Angela, and what a nice gift! I'm still on the fence about NaNo - the idea I have may still be too soft and squishy and unformed to properly work with yet. We'll see.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Good luck Angela. It sounds like a great story. I've never done NaNo. It doesn't work for me with a full-time job and my daughter keeping me so busy. But I plan to focus on writing more, whether it be my new manuscript or getting organized for querying after the first of the year.

Melissa Pearl said...

I'm not doing it this year, but GREAT idea. I've shared it on FB and Twitter :)

Traci Kenworth said...

Busy editing this year, but had fun a couple years ago doing this!! I encourage everyone to try, it's a great motivator. Good luck to all who enter the contest!!

C.S. Maxwell said...

OH! I am so in for this. I have an unfinished manuscript that I am working on. I just received edits back not too long ago from my editor and HAVE to get into the groove. I've also been fighting pain in my neck/shoulder/upper back that is finally not giving me a lot of pain during the day. So count me in! I so need to finish this for publication!
But I don't need the thesaurus...I already have it on my kindle :)

Cathryn Cade said...

All right, you inspired me! Along with my writer chicks at Rose City Romance Writers in Portland OR.

I'm in for the first time, to write the first book in my new red hot space opera series!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I'm doing NaNo for the first time this year. Good luck! I'll be cheering you on! I'll add you as a buddy on the site. :)

Cherie Reich said...

This is my fourth year participating in NaNo. I can't imagine not participating in it. And that's awesome you're giving 10 lucky NaNoers a copy of the Emotion Thesaurus!

Angela Ackerman said...

Great to see so many people entering Nano this year! I know Nano helped me write my first full length novel, and showed me that I could do it. I will always love Nano for that boost of confidence it gave me! :)

Bullish said...

This is a terrific idea and you can be sure I'll post it in my FB NaNo group!! You guys are the best!! :)

Laura James said...

Saw this via Bullish NaNo group, what a great idea & your story sounds fab. Will post via FB & twitter :)

Susan Edwards said...

I'm in this year. Just finishing up a proposal for my agent so greating timing for Nano! Choice of two projects. Hmmm, best figure it out quick!!

Great idea on your book giveaway. I bought both versions already and am eagerly waiting for your next book to come out.

Ellie Garratt said...

You are both stars! Will tweet about this.

Teresa Robeson said...

Definitely sharing this for you! I already have my own copy of The Emotion Thesaurus (yay!) so I won't enter. Plus, I fear that NaNo might be the straw that breaks my back this year. I am so swamped right now, I'm considering having a break-down except that I don't have time for it. ;P

Thanks for the giveaway, Angela!

The Golden Eagle said...

NaNoWriMo insanity? I'm definitely in. It will be my third year participating in the challenge and I'm looking forward to getting to work on my novel. :)

Great giveaway!

Z said...

Oh, Angela! What fun! I've been dying to participate in NaNoWriMo for ages, but you know, timing. I'm in no position to even think about it this year (you know, I'm having a baby this November and I'm in my last semester of school...slightly preoccupied), but I'm so excited to watch my friends' progress. Please keep us all posted to how you're doing!

Tara Tyler said...

thats an awesome super terrific prize! yes, i still need one & since i cant win one i will break down & buy it!

good luck nanoers!

Susanne Drazic said...

I'm doing NaNo this year!

Retweeted and Google+d your post.

wildcreativesoul said...

Good luck Angela and other NaNoWrimo-ers. I am attempting it this year and have NO idea if this is a good idea or not as I work almost full time, have 3 kids, and have NEVER written anything on this scale before. Should be interensting!
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Angela Ackerman said...

Wild, that's where the 'Crazy' comes into it, LOL! I'm rooting for you!!

Thanks everyone for sharing this online wand with your local NANO GROUPS. the more who enter, the better!

Angela

anthony stemke said...

Kudos to all who participate that is quite a challenge. The gift is certainly a good one.

Becca Puglisi said...

I've always wanted to do NaNo, but November's a terrible month for me, with Thanksgiving and two family birthdays. I keep saying I want to do it another month, on my own if need be; maybe next year is the year.

Good luck, everyone! I'll definitely be cheering you all on!

Sherry Ellis said...

Good luck with the NaNo. It's a lot of work, but I'm sure you can do it!

beginingsinwriting said...

I will. My screen name there is kholoblicin if you want to add me to your buddy list.

creativewritingintheblackberrypatch said...

I am not a NaNo person, but I joined PiBoIdMo 2012. That is a challenge for picture book writers for the month of November. You can find out about it on my site, if anyone is interested. Good luck to everyone.

Tracy Campbell said...

All the best, Angela.
I be waiting for you to surface in December.

Heather said...

This makes NaNo even more enticing! Too awesome. You ladies rock.

Amanda Fanger said...

Yes! I'm a first time NaNo'er. So looking forward to the challenge!

T.M. Burnstad said...

I did NaNoWriMo last year and had a blast doing it. I learned so much about myself... and made the 50K five days early! I'm definitely excited to do it again this year, especially with this added incentive! (and if I don't win your contest, I'll probably be buying the book anyway!)

Julie Musil said...

Two words for this: awe. some. You two are the best!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a very helpful book!

lbdiamond said...

An excellent way to help kick off NaNo!

Realmwright said...

Dear god, 50,000?! I thought it was "only" 30,000. Sheesh. Shows what I know. It's not like I was going to attempt it anyway. With working 6 days a week, a baby hungry wife, and Skyrim (yes in that order) I don't have near the time/devotion. However, if there are those in need of worldbuilding assistance to flesh out the background must-haves for NaNoWriMo, please head over to my blog and drop me a line. I live to serve/build.

Jemi Fraser said...

I love NaNo - just finished Camp NaNo in August & I'm pretty sure I'll be doing NaNo in a few days too. (report card season will NOT be helping me however...) See ya there!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Saw your post on WANATribe - I'm in! This will be my second time participating - like you, the timing's not usually right but this year it is. The Emotion Thesaurus is on my TBB list - what a great prize!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Yep I've decided to join the madness for the first time...I'm almost positive I won't hit 50k but my whole goal is to actually have one story past the halfway point, lol. I'm freaking out though, it has me so nervous but I'm not sure if there is anymore I can do to prepare.

Camika Hayes said...

Good luck!! It's bound to be exciting. This is my first year participating as well and I'm thrilled. I can't wait for November 1st!!

Ruth Cooke said...

Yay! Thanks so much for the give-away, Angela, and best of luck this month!

History Sleuth said...

Saw this on AW so here I am! I'm like you Angelia, been revising and editing, but non-fiction history stuff. I need some pantster noveling for a change of pace. (I've got 2 out of 3 wins under my belt. I have a lot going on and wasn't going to but my teens said, "Do it anyway, mom!" So how can I not with that kind of support?

The Write Now! Coach said...

I'm in! What a great contest! Thanks, Rochelle the Write Now! Coach and author of Write-A-Thon

Julie Musil said...

Woo hooo! I entered, even though maybe I already entered. I honestly don't remember!!!

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