NaNoPlanMo – Day 6

NaNoWriMo 2018 Facebook Cover

If you are giving the snowflake method a try, where are you in your planning?  I’ve only gotten through the first two steps and a little of step three. So far I like my characters, but they need a lot more meat on their bones.
Following is a look at a great NaNo resource. (Hint: it’s great because it IS NaNo.)

There are so many resources out there to help with planning your novel and others that help you arrange your life so that you cross the finish line by November 30th. The best starting place is the NaNoWriMo website.  It’s their raison d’etre after all.

Here a peek at a handful of items from the NaNo Prep page.

NaNo Prep


You can follow them on Twitter and Instagram. They are also on Facebook and you will likely find pages for your local municipal NaNo organization.


There are helpful articles, forum discussions, videos, and podcasts; you’re sure to find something that is exactly the thing you’re looking for.

NaNo Prep Library 1

Here’s an upcoming webcast.
Thursday, October 11


NaNo Prep Webcast: How to Write a Novel This November
WhenThu, October 11, 1pm – 2pm
Join the live webcast event.
Join some of the folks at NaNoWriMo HQ for a webcast designed to prepare you for writing a novel this November! We’ll be pulling some noveling, outlining, and prepping prompts and activities from tried-and-true NaNo resources, as well as making up some fun new ones. Come write with a community of your fellow Wrimos and get ready to discover your story this fall!
For more NaNo Prep resources: webcast is sponsored by Dropbox (, a supporter of NaNoWriMo.

Depending on where you live, you can find writer-friendly resources and groups in your community. Library-sponsored NaNo workshops and programs are out there as well as other groups and organizations in the public sector. Finding a community is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I have a Come Write In group that meets year round. We aren’t always working on a novel, but we still discuss writing issues and keep our writing a priority. One member of the group thought up a really clever name for us. We call ourselves We Might be Writers and we’ve set up our own group on FB. They’re my people and they’re like family to me after meeting for the past three or four years. I count them one of the better things in life.

For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

Posted in NaNoPlanMo, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo 2018, writing
3 comments on “NaNoPlanMo – Day 6
  1. kirizar says:

    Wish I’d seen this yesterday. I’m having a rough time transitioning to nano this year. Exhausted by life. Is there an app for that?

    • I hope this was helpful! The years I’ve blogged for NaNo, I’ve tried to come up with encouragement or resources to help people with it. I was really gung-ho for PlanMo this year, but realized I didn’t have much more than the Snowflake method in my resources for myself and it’s kind of a get-it-and-go idea. Check out some of my previous NaNo years. One year is all about Baty’s No Plot! No Problem! book. That one would be good to get you going. Another year is a string of writer’s resources I vetted and mentioned.
      You want to know a VERY weird thing about this??? I thought this blog was so lame – I THOUGHT I unpublished it. So if it helped you, I feel better about it. It is always good to hear from you. BTW, I think you are a delightful writer! ❤

      • kirizar says:

        That is very kind of you to say. It is nice to know when something connects. I’ll check back in, after I get through a few personal distractions…laundry, house and kid. Not necessarily in that order.

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