NaNoWriMO: I did it. Ek het dit gedoen.


Congratulations, winner!

You are a writer with a love for stories. You are an explorer of creative universes. You are a hero with the superpower of imagination. You are the beating heart of NaNoWriMo, and we’re so proud to write with you and doubly proud of your incredible accomplishment.

Congratulations, Writer! You wear the title well.

2018 Winner Certificate

 

NaNoWriMo: Nearly there; Amper daar


I made 40 000 words + 987 words just now. Just 9 000 to go.

NaNoWriMoYou’ve written 40,000 words of your novel—congratulations! You’re in the home stretch.

You’ve written 40,000 words. You’ve proven that your determination gets it done. Your hair is looking great today. You are amazing.

Now your victory is only 10,000 words away.

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Ek het dit gemaak tot by 40 000 woorde. Nou die laaste draai voordat ek die eindpunt bereik.

Ek het die laaste stukke geskryf oor my ervarings met diere wat ek al beleef het, daarna het ek die vriende in my lewe opgediep. Daar is nog baie wat ek by die skrywe kan byvoeg.

My volgende dele gaan oor my gesondheid, voertuie, musiek en kreatiwiteite. Dan is daar die laaste deel wat ek dalk nou eers gaan skryf en dit gaan oor geloof in my lewe.

Joega!  Ek is bly ek het sover goed geskryf.

NaNoWriMo: Update-Opsomming


National Novel Writing Month

Yesterday I reached the halfway mark.

NaNoWriMoYou have reached the 25,000-word mark, the halfway point, the word-domination, creation application, epic celebration station!

You heeded author Malinda Lo’s declaration: “The only thing that needs to show up every day is yourself—and your determination…”

Opsomming van wat ek reeds gedoen het:

Laerskool jare(Primary school)

Hoërskool jare(High school)

Studies(Studies)

Skoolhou ondervindings en gebeure(Teaching adventures)

Vakansies en toere wat ek al gehad/gedoen het tot 2008(Holidays and tours up to 2008)

Nou vir die volgende  25000 woorde. Ready for the next 25000 words. Bring it on!

NaNoWriMo: Update; nuutste telling


Word update:

Nov 5, 1717, words

Nov 6, 2009, words

Nov 7, 1679, words

Nov 8, 1909, words

Total of:   15 014 words.

 

What’s my NaNoWriMo Horoscope?

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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

You’re used to diving straight into your imagination and exploring the boundless world of your creativity! You know your characters as well as you know yourself: their triumphs are your triumphs, their struggles are your struggles. Remember not to get so swallowed up by your novel that you forget to take care of yourself this month. If you keep yourself grounded with realistic goals, you’ll make it to 50K with flying colors.

Prompt: Write a scene in which a character is not sure if they’re awake or dreaming.

Zodiac icons created by Andi asmara on Freepik.com. Background photo by Ferenc Horvath on Unsplash, with added text and logo.

NaNoWriMo: Update. Nuwe inligting


National Novel Writing Month

My first day I wrote 1869

Eerste dag van November  – 1869 woorde

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

–Dr. Seuss

 

"I Started a Novel"

November 2, 1965 words

November 3, 2007 words

Today                                                November 4, 1842 words

Giving me a total of                                                7683 words.

Next goal is 10 000 words!

Dankie aan al die ouens wat vir my skreeu en ondersteun. Ek hoor julle!

lekkervurig  en Cecilia Lombard

het ook uit die blokke gespringe en vorder ook fluks met hul skrywery. Hulle is my skryf buddies! Gaan skree ook by hulle asb.

NaNoWriMo: Word count. Woordtelling.


National Novel Writing Month

Wow, the first day went well. I wrote 1869 words this morning from 10 to 11 am. This first part is about my primary school days.

Ek voel heel trots op myself. Ek kon nog heelwat meer oor my laerskool dae geskryf het. Gelukkig kan ek dit nog byvoeg onder ander hofies of hoofstukke.

NaNoWriMo: Skryf in Afrikaans


National Novel Writing Month

Uitnodiging

Op die oomblik voel ek heel opgewonde. Ek het ‘n perd opgesaal wat my hopelik nie gaan afgooi nie. Meeste van julle weet ek is nie ‘n perde mens nie.
Hierdie jaar het ek besluit om deel te neem aan die wêreldwye “skryf ‘n boek in dertig dae” uitdaging. Ek gaan dit in Afrikaans doen omdat dit my moedertaal is. Die Engels kom nie natuurlik genoeg om 1666 woorde te skryf per dag, en dit vir dertig dae, of totdat daar 50 000 woorde geskryf is.
Dit gaan nie oor om die boek klaar te skryf nie. Dit gaan daaroor om in ‘n skryf ritme te kom. Mens mag nie verbeteringe maak nie(edit nie). Jy gaan sit net, en skryf alles wat in jou gedagte kom wat by jou storie pas.
Ek het die afgelope maand my voorbereiding gedoen en wag nou in spanning om Donderdag te begin skryf.
My Titel: Net ek: ‘n Memoir(deel twee)
My onderwerp: My eie skooljare, opleiding en beginjare van my skoolhou loopbaan.

Nadat ek die bekendmaking gemaak het in my vorige skrywe was daar wraggies reaksie op my aankondiging. Lekkervurigeaffêre gaan deelneem en  Cecilia Lombard gaan ook saamskryf. Ons drie het klaar ingeteken om Buddies te wees. Ons gaan mekaar ondersteun totadat die wenpaal bereik is.

As daar nog ouens van julle is wat belangstel; Kom saam en skryf saam. Dit gaan ‘n fees wees.
Hoe lyk dit  HesterLeyNel woordnoot,  Kameel en Lewies Mymer  ? Julle kan mos skryf!

Groetnis tot volgende keer.

NaNoWriMo 2018: starts November 1


I am excited! I have decided to participate in writing 50 000 words in thirty days this November.

I’m going to write in my mother tongue to make it easier to write faster and more because to write 50 000 words in 30 days each day needs at least 1 666 words per day!

What is it about?

The follow up of  JUST ME: A MEMOIR. Part one was about my life as a child growing up in the Netherlands until my sixth year.

I’m writing Part two about; starting my schooling in South Africa, studying as a teacher, and starting my teaching career in late 1960.

Reblogged the following from:

https://www.shewrites.com/blog/view/2849759/nanowrimo-season-is-upon-us-how-will-you-succeed

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it takes place every November.

Anyone can do it. You can sign up on the website (you don’t have to). You can go to events in your region (you don’t have to). You can donate for fabulous swag (you should probably do that one; they’re a fabulous non-profit).

But really all you have to do is write 1666 words a day for 30 days starting November 1 and ending November 30th, which leaves you with 50,000 words. A novel in a month.

That’s it.

Simple? Yes. Easy? Uh, no.

But here are five easy tips you can implement now in October if you are considering tackling this generative writing goal.

1. Just write. Don’t edit. Don’t research. Don’t fact-check. Just write.

NaNoWriMo is about getting words down on paper (or in Word, Pages, Scrivener, whatever). It’s about creating the raw material. I know. It’s hard to rush past imperfect sentences that could be crafted beautifully but you can do that later. In December.

2. Give something up.

Unless you already have a daily writing practice, you’ll have to find the time to write. It’s stupidly simple to say and ridiculously difficult to implement. This is NOVEMBER, after all. The verge of the holiday season, end-of-year mayhem and all that stuff.

With that in mind, before you mark off time in your calendar to write, clear it. Find something to sacrifice. Maybe you won’t clean the house in November (that’s what J.K. Rowling did when she was a single mom writing Harry Potter). Or you won’t watch Netflix. Perhaps you’ll get off Facebook for an entire month or wake up an hour earlier. If email is a big time-suck for you, consider setting up an auto-response letting people know you will be slow to respond to their email during November and then only check your email once a day.

It’s your call, but figure it out before November starts.

What do you need to give up to open up your schedule?

3. Decide when you will write.

Now that you have cleared your calendar a bit, mark your writing time. Early morning? After everyone else is in bed? Maybe you’ll write in the car instead of watch your kid’s soccer practice. Ideally, there’s a consistency to your writing practice but because this is a binge-write, it doesn’t matter as much as just getting it done. Carve out time whenever it works for you so you can get your butt in the chair and write.

4. Pick a daily reward system.

It’s amazing how a little reward can motivate you to meet your daily quota. The NaNoWriMo website is great for this. You get virtual stickers for meeting your targets and other little perks and congratulatory accolades along the way. But if you don’t want create an account on the website or if you are creating your own word counts, you can invent your own reward system. It should be something cumulative and visual—a reward/progress bar as simple as X’s on a calendar or post-its marking your daily word count will do the trick.

5. Visualize your writing routine

Picture it.

You: in your writing spot (the library? Fave café? Home office that is actually the dining room table?) Is it dark out because it’s so early? (or so late.) Take a moment to check off all the distractions that you’ve eliminated: you’ve shut off your phone, turned off Wi-Fi, shut the door or whatever else you have to do to block out the outside world.

There you are. In your happy writing place, happily writing. And when you’re done, you get your reward. An X, or upload your words to your NaNo profile, whatever it is.

Can you see it? That’s you! Writing, succeeding. Getting sh*t done.

Janine Kovac is the co-founder of Moxie Road Productions. She teaches writing workshops, including the month-long accountability workshop Finishing School course, which is specifically designed to outline a project and get it done in one calendar month. For more info on Janine, Moxie Road, or Finishing School, check out her website:http://moxieroad.com