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NaNoWriMo 2017

Hi, NMG-ers! So I thought I'd make a discussion post for NaNoWriMo 2017 - a place to share tips, to talk about our stories/books, or just discuss any other NaNoWriMo-related stuff.

My book is called The Night Forest, and it's about a girl, Jenni, who lives with her mother, Gwenyth, and her younger sister, Kerry, in the early-ish 1900s. They live near a cursed forest called the Night Forest, because the sun never shines there, and the trees are always bare. There are legends surrounding the Forest, and they all say that if you go in there, you never come out. Jenni has never had reason to doubt the legends, and, even though she's curious about the Night Forest, she remains cautious around it, like everyone else. But when Kerry vanishes into the Forest one night, Jenni has to overcome her fears and venture into the Forest to find her, and she starts off on what turns out to be a life-changing journey.

I'm combining a coming-of-age story with a mystical/cursed setting story for the first time ever, so I'm curious as to how it will turn out. I think I'll post the book on NMG when it's done!

My goal is 700 words/day, and so far I go over my goal every day by about 30 words. Yea me!

So, talk. Learn. And happy writing!

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  • I'm doing NaNoWriMo for the first time! i started late so i'm going a little into December.
  • What are your guy's word counts, as of now? Mine is 11K something.
  • I’m writing a sequel to my first book it’s called Howl at the moon wars begun. YAY
  • I skipped three days, so now I have to write two days worth of writing for two more days. I HATE YOU UNIVERSE!
    • :( You've got this!
  • *dances b/c she has reached 51% of word count goal*
  • Mod S2S Mentor
    I'm not writing a book for NaNoWriMo myself, much as I'd love to (sadly, I don't think I could handle it on top of everything else I have going on at this point :/), but, in honor of the month, I am doing a "Daily Writing Tips" thing on NMG which I've been updating every day with a new paragraph or two on a subject somehow related to improving writing. If anyone's interested, you can take a look at - I haven't yet written today's topic, but I'd better do that soon, because time's running out. xD

    Anyway, The Night Forest sounds like a fascinating book - I'd love to read it if I had the opportunity. ;) I hope some of you will post your NaNoWriMo novels on NMG!

    Also, just so you all know, there's actually a section on NMG set aside entirely devoted to NaNoWriMo, including a discussion forum just for stuff related to that! In case you're interested, you can see that page at:
    (Or, to go straight to the message boards:

    Just FYI - happy writing to everybody. :D
    Daily Writing Tips
    Happy November 2017 to all!! As many of you are most likely aware, November is National Novel Writing Month, AKA NaNoWriMo—the month when hundreds of…
    • Thanks for the tips, Sarah, and you can be sure you will be seeing what I write of The Night Forest on NMG!
      Daily Writing Tips
      Happy November 2017 to all!! As many of you are most likely aware, November is National Novel Writing Month, AKA NaNoWriMo—the month when hundreds of…
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