NaNoFinMo

November is over, NaNoWriMo is done, as is our NaNo Challenge.  Thanks to all of you who participated! 

Though NaNo is done, my sequel is *far* from being finished, polished, and ready to hand over to my editor. 

I have a feeling many of you still have plenty to do on your manuscripts as well. 

Therefore I announce NANOFINMO.  National Novel Finishing Month, as self proclaimed by me, the Steampunk Princess. 

The rules are simple:

1. Set a goal related to making progress on your book, any goal -- completing, revising, editing, researching, continuing to write.  It's all good. 

2. Register with the linky below (you don't need a website, you can use your facebook or twittter or whatever, I just want to know you're real.) 

3.  Check in on Mondays.  This time we're just going to leave our progress in the comments instead of a form.  Let's keep it easy, it's the holidays.  However, if you want keep up with each other on twitter please use the hastag #NaNoFinMo.

4.  I'll post 1 winner each week in Friday's.  It'll be something simple--a book from the stash of awesome, a query crit, etc. 

5.  After the end of the month, I'll give away a simple grand prize -- a crit of your first 3 chapters, synopsis, and query -- or -- a writers motivation kit and a book from the stash of awesome. 

My goal is to finish my sequel!

What's yours?

22 comments:

Loving Books said...

How much work do you have left to do in December on the sequel? (if you already said it, please excuse me.. I'm still a bit squeezybrained)

My original goal at the beginning of November was to write 40k in December after NaNo's insanity.. But yeah, then NaNo happened. So I think I'll be aiming to write 20k before the New Year. That's doable! (also because I wasn't able to really read in November, and well, that's not all that handy if you're a book blogger)

With 20k it's not done yet, but it would be 90% there so that would be awesome :)

Kristen R said...

My goal is to have a readable second draft by the time I go home for Christmas, which is the 20th. That gives me approx. three weeks!

Better get started!!!!

Jeanne Guzman said...

My goal is to have book 2 in my series ready to send to my editor by January. I started writing last year for NaNoWriMo and this year I wrote book 4, but book two still needs to be tweeked, with an added 20,000 words. So, what I was wondering, does that count for NaNoFiMo?

mona karel said...

My goal (sigh) is to meet the NaNo goal and get this to at least 50,000 words and first draft status. I let myself get sidetracked, and also am trying to recondition my fingers to work on a laptop instead of desktop. Yeah, for some reason those slightly smaller keys drive me buggy, but I want to get out of the office and into the main room so I can write and watch over the (sick) husband and (healthy) dogs.
I also got sidetracked by character questions I had never considered, which have made a HUGE difference in the story.
So onward and upward to writing

Seleste deLaney/Julie Particka said...

I'm trying to finish up, but I'm really not sure how many words that will take, so let's say my goal is 30k or done (in case it comes sooner, but I doubt it).

I'd been struggling to write on it again after "winning" on the 23rd, but I did a nice violent flash piece today that will hopefully let me get back into the non-violent, emotional, smexy book. *begs*

Natalie Zaman said...

I was terribly bad for NaNo--but end result was 30K words (not too shabby for me), but I would like to have a finished draft of the current WIP by the end of December :) xx

Anonymous said...

Suzanne what a great idea! I'm in! I'm taking an online class by Eliza Knight in deep editing in a month so this is very fortuitous indeed!

My goal is to have this thing polished and ready to submit by the end of the month!

~Victoria

Julianne said...

I was 5k shy of my goal for December 1st by the midnight last night. 5k-10k more would be a perfect length for the story as a whole. So, I'm planning on finishing the whole in the next few days, and getting started on fixing what needs to be fixed before I think about sending it out. So let's say finish and revise for the month of December. *nods*
Julianne

Anne Francis said...

I managed 50K for Nanowrimo and that put me at about the halfway point in the storyline for series book two. My December goals: edit that Nanowrimo 50K into something presentable, and also produce raw copy for the last half of the novel. Crazy goals, I suppose, since it's a holiday month but hey, aim high, right? :-)

Ally Broadfield said...

My NaNo project was a MG novel. It came out short, so I'm adding in some sub-plots and other things to beef it up. My goal is to have it edited and ready to submit by January 1.

Paul Ellis said...

Got my 50k @ NaNoWriMo and completed about half may novel. Will finish the initial draft this month. The project timeline is here: http://bit.ly/sFB9bw

Serena Wolfe said...

I didn't make my goal in NaNo. So, to 50K and beyond!

Casey said...

I met my goal for November, but the second novel I finished is no where close to finished. And it's kind of driving me crazy so I want to finish it this month and start editing it a bit.

I love these check in things, it keeps me on goal. Having to tell people my progress, that is. :)

Tristina said...

What a fabulous idea! My goal is to have draft one of my first book done by the end of this year. I would LOVE for it to be polished and ready to query sometime in January

...depending on what my crit partners say...

The goal is somewhere between 90K-100K words? Eh, we'll see.

Kim Switzer said...

My goal is to finish my novel. A subgoal of that is to do more in depth outlining so I know *how* to finish it.

RayDean said...

I'm finishing up my story... and working on two shorts for submission... thanks for keeping the fun going!!!

tinachristopher said...

My goal is to finish both my WIPs, which overall may be about 50k. As this is the busiest time at work, I may have to scale back and aim to finish one, but the whole aim high thing is riding me right now:).

Thanks for offering to run this!

Cassie Black said...

I'd like to finish my NANO novel and polish it to be sent out for Critique or to a publisher or agent after the New Year. I have at least 60K to write this month I think to even make that possible never mind the time and effort to edit and polish it up, write a query and synopsis, then submit. Geez, I hope I can do it but will most likely need lots of motivation. Sigh... Good luck to the rest of you participating in this.

Diana Peterfreund said...

Great idea, Suzanne! And I do need to finish my novel this month...

Laura Bickle said...

My goal is to finish up my NaNo book that's due in to editor the first part of January. Ulp!

Suzanne Lazear said...

What great goals! It's great to see both familiar names from the last challenge and new ones. Good luck and welcome.

Lelah said...

Love the idea of NaNoFinMo! I wrote almost 20K during NaNo and have about 40K total on my draft. I'd love to finish the draft at around 55K by December 22 when the in-laws arrive for the holidays.