Thursday, October 13, 2011

Welcome #NaNoRebels!

As many of you know, I have an unhealthy love for NaNoWriMo (if you don't know what that is, check out their site here). This year I'm faced with a November full of what if. There are a number of things going on right now, and any or all of them could come to fruition in November, which will alter my 50k words plan. (To put it in perspective, any of them would befabulous things, so I'm not complaining.)

What that means is, my NaNo is potentially going to be an exercise in change where I jump from one project to another to another. And I'm not the only one. My writing group (the Rebels), has some people who are spending November on heavy-duty revisions, some who are writing the 50k, some that are doing a bunch of smaller projects, and some who are determined to finish a project without worrying about that blasted 50k. Add to that the fact that my local NaNo group doesn't work for me, and...

it's time for #NaNoRebels.

This is not limited to my writing group. We stuck with Rebels because we're not necessarily worrying about the official rules. You already started your project? Awesome. You're a Rebel and can join us too. This project will be running on both this blog (YA) and my adult blog in tandem. On Tuesdays, I'll post there with an updated list of when we have scheduled virtual write-ins (I will probably set up a lot of them, but other people can do this too, just make sure I have the time and URL and I'll get it on the list.) On Thursdays, I'll post here and we'll all do status updates and commiserate with stories and rants from the previous week. (Feel free to rant at the other blog too, but just to give a basic idea of what's where.)

In addition, we're going to use the hashtag #NaNoRebels on Twitter for whatever chitchat we want as well as reminders about upcoming virtual write-ins.

What I want from you. Let me know if you want to play along. I'd really like it if you followed/joined/GFCd the blog (one or both, you know, just to make me happy) and put something in the comments that lets me know you're going to be a Rebel too. The last Thursday of this month, there will be a post where you respond with your goals for NaNo.

So please, join in, tell your friends, and get your fingers warmed up. It's going to be an interesting November.

Our list of #NaNoRebels:
Julie Particka/Seleste deLaney
Gareth/Falcata Times
Noelle Pierce
Danielle LaPaglia/Dannigrrl5
J.A. Campbell/PFirewolf
Tammy Crosby/CrosbyWrites
Katee Robert
Kelly Metz/bwlrgrl300
Rae Lori
Todd DeSilva / @todddesilva
Janelle Alexander / @Janellealexandr
Jennifer Baker / @BronwynK
Sean Hayden / @ShaydenFl

Update: the blog follow thing is fubar. I'm getting on fixing it now. Please follow when you can!


  1. Yay, I can wear my red jacket whilst I do what I want (for those too young to know, check out James Dean.)

    Thanks for that Julie. Sign me up.

  2. Woot! You're in. I'm way too excited about NaNo for someone who's in the middle of a project LOL.

  3. I'll be editing during November so it'll be my NaNoEdMo this year. Rebels rule!

  4. Adding you now, Danni! Rebels do indeed rule :)

  5. I'm in :) I am going to do the first 50K of a novel that is probably going to be at least 100K long, so not to rebelish but I'm not finishing a novel in November.


  6. I won't be joining you, but I admire you all and your dedication to the creative cause. So I will wish you all success...go kick some MS butt :).

  7. I will be joining you as well! I'm writing a fantasy novel that has been rolling around in my head for about a year.

  8. Wow this is fantastic that you're doing all this Sel! I did camp nano in august so the pain of it is still fresh, BUT, I have set myself a 10k goal for the month. I will be cheering and supporting and high kicking for all who participate! :)

  9. I can't join this year. Last year I met target but damn it kicked my ass. I do wish you all the best and know all the rebels will meet their targets!
    I admire your determination (all of you)!! Go! Write! Win!! ;)

  10. Thanks for the support, Pat!

    And I'm adding you to the list, Tammy :)

  11. I'm a rebel since I'm only going or 10k. I haven't written anything non-school related in a year, plus I have an infant, I figure 10k is a lofty enough goal.

  12. I'll add you in, Canadiansportschick! Is there any other name you want on there?

  13. Ugh, I thought my real name posted. It's Michelle/Misha and I've now got it linked to the real blog.

  14. LOL got you ;-) (Thought it might be you, but I wasn't sure)

  15. Count me in Sel. I'm a rebel at heart.

  16. Found ya via Google. I was hoping to find fellow Rebels for this year! I have so much to finish and starting something new would make my mind go 'splodey. :-D

    Count me in as well!

  17. Ooh, add me, add me! I topped out at 30k during August's Camp NaNoWriMo but I have a plan this time. I'm fully intending to hit the full 50k.

    I'm @ArcadeStarlet on twitter for anyone who doesn't have me already.

  18. Hey, Tammy C. pointed me in your direction. Being a Rebel is fun. Sign me up.

    Todd DeSilva/@todddesilva

  19. Hi, Todd! You're in :) Make sure you follow and @mention me on Twitter so I know to follow you back (@Selestedelaney) Thanks :)

  20. I know I'm late to the party, but can I join in?

  21. Sure thing! I've been updating info both here (Thursdays) and at (Tuesdays).

  22. Very late too. But Can i be a rebel too? I live in florida so i might even have a flag or two.

  23. Adding you, Sean! Thanks for coming to the write-in last night :)


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