Day 2 of NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

I will not be blogging every day through NaNoWriMo, that would get old pretty quickly, I think – boring for you.   But my story is coming along, a little spooky, a little mysterious, a little jumbled up.  🙂  I’m hoping it all gets sorted out eventually.  So far I’m in the first part where the character shaping is happening and the story is gradually unfolding.  Usually, I don’t even know ahead what’s happening until I start writing it down.  The ideas are coming and I hope they keep doing so all through November.

I am writing longhand for this, too – not doing it on computer –  so at the end I will have to move it all over in order to submit it to the NaNo website for verification of having met the goal of 50,000 words.  (And I plan to make it!)  Apparently there is a program or site that helps do that.  It must work okay because I’m not the only one using the ‘old fashioned’ way to meet the challenge – you know, pen and paper.  🙂

Tonight, with a friend’s instructions, I loaded two widgets –>there on the right side of the page.  These will keep a count of my words for NaNo, and I will make note on the special page I set up for that, as well.

I also came up with a second a picture book idea for the Picture Book Idea Month challenge.  So I am doing okay so far.  Only 28 days to go!  🙂

So, no blog posts such as this every day, but a daily count and maybe a few thoughts on the NaNoWriMo Updates (2010) page.

Thanks for your interest.

How is your Autumn shaping up?  Any creative musings going on?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


8 responses to “Day 2 of NaNoWriMo & PiBoIdMo

  1. Wow. I can’t believe how many people are doing both NaNo and PiBoIdMo. My [thinking] hat goes off to you!


    • Hi Tara! Welcome to my blog! First of all, congrats on the great idea you came up with and are sharing with anyone who is interested in writing picture books. Great idea! I learned of it through some tweeting going on (on Twitter, of course) and found your website ( from there. I was excited about it right away and happy to know about your challenge. PiBoIdMo is easy so far for me, but as the month moves along I will have to dig deeper to come up with ideas. NaNo is likely going to have me sweating (um, excuse me .. glistening) before it’s over, but all of this writing is fun and so good for me to do. So, all that to say, thank you and I’m so glad you stopped by! 🙂


  2. It sounds like fun! I am enjoying the season and planning more activities with the kids. 🙂


  3. Hi Lynn, By your last two posts it sounds as though you are off to a great start! It will be a very busy time for you but I know when you come to the end you will be SO proud of your accomplishment!!


    • Thanks, Laura. I think when I come to the end I will be glad to be there. 🙂 From what I have been learning, upon reaching the end of the NaNo, then there is the editing and sorting out of the story. So, one end is another beginning. Sounds kinda fun to me.
      Thanks for your support. 🙂


  4. Cool beans, my friend! I want to know how to put the NaNo word count thingee on my blog, too. Help!


    • Hi Donna,
      I am so glad to be doing NaNoWriMo and also the PiBoIdMo that I found out about from you. I was watching tweets this evening and someone said something that was so clever – funny and creative – and I thought … there’s a story in that! So, I noted it as a picture book idea. They’re everywhere, you know! 🙂
      I will send you an email with instructions on how to load the NaNo word count widgets.
      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂


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