2012 – November #11

Errol: I’m at a convention this whole weekend so I can’t really hang out with Nanofriends. And that’s one of the things I love about Nanowrimo, all the fun events and socials. I do hope, however, to sing one of the songs from the musical at the convention! πŸ˜€

2012 – November #10


Errol: Admittedly, I actually haven’t met too many men that do this at Nanowrimo. Mind you, in my region, there aren’t that many men to begin with.

2012 – November #8

Errol: Heh, I just realized if they’re still at the coffee shop, this is the longest writing session ever. πŸ˜€ Oh, I hope the colour of the hair is ok now. πŸ˜€

Debbie: It’s a 24-hour coffee shop! On the topic of typical wordcount for novels, Colleen Lindsay has a great post on average wordcount for different genres and types of books.

2012 – November #7

Errol: Most of the socials mentioned are ones we’ve had in my region, but I don’t think we’ve had a sushi social. Mmmm… spicy salmon.

Oh! And here is the 2nd Episode of the NaNoMusical for you to watch! You can catch the first one here if you haven’t seen it yet!

Debbie: I LOVE the 2nd NaNoMusical episode, Errol. Β Dale’s NaNoEmoAngst song is SO deliciously sincere. And Dale and Jill are just SOOOO CUTE together! To all: If you need more NaNoComic distraction, you really should check out the daily comic on DebsandErrol.com (that’s Deb as in Deborah Linden, not me); Errol’s been writing about NaNoMusical recently.

2012 – November #6


Errol: I am updating this from my iPad, because I’m out, and then off to a writing session, I don’t know if I’ll make it home in time for me to upload! There was a five minute window when it was public… Woops.

Edit: Oh crums, it’s an hour early because of daylight savings. Oh well, at least it’s not an hour late. πŸ˜€ And Debbie Ohi, if you are wondering where the original is, and why it’s not in our dropbox, it’s because I coloured it on my ipad and tweeted it too! πŸ˜€

Debbie: Hey, what iPad program did you use, Errol? And by the way, did everyone know that Errol wrote 50,000 words in the first 24 hours of NaNoWriMo?!?? Here’s why and how he did it.

Errol: You’re so funny, Debbie Ohi! πŸ˜€ And I used Sketchbook Pro to colour it in. It allows for layers, AND you can set the layer to “Multply”, so that means I don’t have to worry about erasing black lines! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

2012 – November #5

Errol: I’m hanging about in chat in my local region, and then someone was mentioning they were waiting until midnight. It took me ten minutes to clue in to the fact they were waiting till midnight because they wanted to see the comic. And then I realized, “Hey, I didn’t post it.”

So I madly rushed to put it up! So sorry guys it’s 5 minutes late!
Β Who waits till midnight? I just assumed people read it in the morning!

Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday KaliaFerret! πŸ˜€

Debbie:Β Great to hear from Bessie, Drew, Paige, Kathrine, Kat, Emaria & others in comments after the last comic, who have been doing NaNo when they were teens (or who ARE teens).

For fellow NaNoRebels out there who are writing picture books in addition to novels: PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) registration is open until Nov.7th. Also, aspiring kidlit/YA writers & illustrators should check out KidLitCares, where editors / agents / writers / illustrators are donating talent to an auction for raising funds to help Red Cross post-Sandy relief efforts.

2012 – November #4

Errol: HUZZAH! A New character! She’s in a new city, she has to meet new people! πŸ˜€ And by the way, for those that noticed yesterday, we tag by name. So even though we didn’t say her name, the name was in the tag. πŸ˜€

Debbie: Yay for Fran! Our first teen NaNoWriMo character, SO excited about her first NaNoWriMo.

2012 – November #3

Errol: I am awful for writing sessions. I can’t write with people around, and I want to socialize and talk. So… I do everyone a favour and don’t go. πŸ˜€

Oh, and btw, Debbie, you can change the colour if you are in Visual tab, and you click the button on the far right that has a bunch of squares in it. That opens up the text editing portion. πŸ˜€

Debbie: Thanks for the text editing tip, Errol. Look, I’m pink! I think I’d be ok with writing sessions if other people around me are ignoring me and focusing on their own stuff. I actually do like working in coffee shops, but usually wear headphones & listen to Italian progrock while I write.

2012 – November #2

Errol: This is me and forums, and chat, and email. Actually, if I were to take a break, I’d probably go and nap… and then like Jen, sleep through the whole thing.

Debbie: This is me and social media. I love social media but also find that it’s too easy to trick my head into thinking I’m being productive when I should really be WRITING. πŸ™‚