2017 NaNoWriMo DerbyNovember is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and we want to cheer you on as you embark on this writing challenge! Join us for our first-ever NaNoWriMo Derby where participants will engage in a friendly competition to see who can out-word count who on the race to 50,000 words. Every week, we'll post participants' word counts and send lots of encouragement, advice, and helpful tips on making it through this marathon of words. 

November 1-November 5 Word Counts: WEEK ONE


Ryanne Buck, LAND OF SHADOWS, BOOK 2: 11,039

Linda Solaya, SUNSET VILLAGE, 9,489

Fred Sandal, BLUE'S LANDING, 9,068

Patricia Stoltey, TROUBLE IN SANGAMON, 8,361

Linda Henke, ALCHEMY AT MIDNIGHT, 6,447

Katherine Valdez, UNTITLED, 5,987

Kelly Baugh, DESERT OF THE DAMNED, 5,981

Karen Rose, FAMILY DENIAL, 4,300

Eleanor Shelton, BEAUTIFUL, BUT DUMB, 4,206

Ronda Simmons, UNTITLED, 3,000

Linnea Tanner, UNTITLED, 3,000

Anne Hunsinger, FINNISH WITCHES CALLNG, 3,000

Holly Collingwood, DOUBLE YELLOW, 2,800

Amanda Martinek, LUCY IN THE ATTIC, 1,732

Kathleen Donnelly, FREE BASE, 1,379

Cheryl Marie, UNTITLED, 520

November 6-November 12 Word Counts: WEEK TWO

Linda Solaya, SUNSET VILLAGE, 15,583

Kathleen Donnelly, FREE BASE, 14,776

Kelly Baugh, DESERT OF THE DAMNED, 12,124

Patricia Stoltey, TROUBLE IN SANGAMON, 11,712

Linnea Tanner, UNTITLED, 11,000

Ryanne Buck, LAND OF SHADOWS, BOOK 2: 10,982

Linda Henk, ALCHEMY AT MIDNIGHT, 10,288

Anne Hunsinger, FINNISH WITCHES CALLNG, 10,000

Katherine Valdez, UNTITLED, 6,976

Diane Hunter, UNTITLED, 6,334

Ronda Simmons, UNTITLED, 4,000

Eleanor Shelton, BEAUTIFUL, BUT DUMB, 3,840

Holly Collingwood, DOUBLE YELLOW, 3,100

Amanda Martinek, LUCY IN THE ATTIC, 2,386 

 

 November 13-November 19 Word Counts: WEEK THREE

Linda Henk, ALCHEMY AT MIDNIGHT, 17,653

Linda Solaya, SUNSET VILLAGE, 17,131

Anne Hunsinger, FINNISH WITCHES CALLING, 15,007

Patricia Stoltey, TROUBLE IN SANGAMON, 11,642

Kelly Baugh, DESERT OF THE DAMNED, 9,352

Kathleen Donnelly, FREE BASE, 6,443

Ryanne Buck, LAND OF SHADOWS, BOOK 2, 6,024

Diane Hunter, UNTITLED, 4,121

Eleanor Shelton, BEAUTIFUL, BUT DUMB, 3,251

Holly Collingwood, DOUBLE YELLOW, 3,010

Katherine Valdez, UNTITLED, 1,791

Linnea Tanner, UNTITLED, 1,624

Karen Rose, FAMILY DENIAL, 1,345

Cheryl Marie, UNTITLED, 577

Ronda Simmons, UNTITLED, 500

 

To get you prepped and to stay motivated, check out these links:

20 Tips to Increase Your Odds of Winning NaNoWriMo

NaNo Prep

7 Tips on Writing & Productivity for NaNoWriMo

How I Won NaNoWriMo in First Attempt

NaNoWriMo Prep: 30 Tips for Writing a Book in 30 Days

38 Tips for Kicking NaNoWriMo in the Butt This Year

25 Things You Should Know About NaNoWriMo