National Novelist Slack-A$$ Month

Well, NaNo-Mania is behind most everyone, but I kind of missed a lot of the November Frenzy that I love. There was flu, cold and that special brand of torture called pleurisy that sucked up most of my month.

While I LOVED getting to see all my pals crossing the finish line for NaNoWriMo, I want to see more progress for myself.

So I’m observing National Novelist Slack-Ass Month, lovingly dubbed NaNoSlackMo. During all of December, I’ll be working toward the other 25,000 words that I missed in November.

Anyone else who also missed out, or just wants to continue riding the wave with us (at a much slower holiday pace) is welcome to join me. I think a NaNoSlackMo hashtag might be in order!

I’m all fired up about it…how about you?

Whether you’re going to take a page out of my fellow Life List Club member’s book and do 500 words a day or you want to try doing for the whole 50K enchilada, I hope you achieve your goals during this final stretch of ROW80‘s Round 4 between now and December 22nd.

I’m looking forward to a Sunday with plenty of writing and plenty of cheering for my fellow Team Row80 members. If you would also like to cheer your teammates on, click here.

Did you see that Kait did a blog with prizes for the winners of the Rockin’ The Row Photo Contest??? There were scads of prizes…it was very exciting. I hope you go over there and give the winners a dose of love.

Now, who will be joining me for word sprints during NaNoSlackMo??


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42 Responses to National Novelist Slack-A$$ Month

  1. Callene Rapp says:

    I’m in! November was too crammed for me to even make a legit attempt at NaNo, but I’d love a chance at redemption!


  2. My co-writer and I are trying to finish our novel in time to pitch it at a conference in January so we didn’t do NaNo, but we’re definitely pushing ahead right now at a break-neck pace. I don’t know if we still have 25,000 words to finish, but we’ll be there in spirit with everyone who’s following you into NaNoSlackMo 🙂


  3. K.B. Owen says:

    Yay, Jenny! What a great idea! I’m still in the character-planning stages of novel #2, but I could always use a word sprint for blog posts…

    Good luck with NaNoSlackMo – I’ll bet it catches on!


  4. Stacy Green says:

    What a great idea! I need to get in gear so I’ll be working as hard as I can.

    Good luck!


  5. I’m definitely in, Jenny. I can be a slackass with the best of them, LOL.

    Pleurisy totally bites, you poor thing. I have the cold/flu that will not end, but it’s a lot better than pleurisy. *shudder*

    Take care of yourself!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Yes, pleurisy sucks big noogies, but I’m delighted to know you’ll be slacking and writing with the rest of us. 🙂

      And what is UP with that stupid bionic cold???


  6. Sherry Isaac says:

    What was it Yoda said? There is no try, only do. Way to go, Jenny.

    December was supposed to be ReadMoBookMo for me, but I’m still wrestling with revisions. And wrapping tape.


  7. I’m in, too! Wonderful idea for all of us who had our NaNoWriMo plans dashed for one reason or another. #NaNoSlackMo


  8. I absolutely love NaNoSlackMo!!! LOL!! That totally rocks girl. I am sorry you had such a rough November and here’s to a GREAT December ahead. 25K in words – I have no doubt and all the faith you’ll reach your goal!!!
    Woot woot!


  9. tomwisk says:

    Why not? The story is the reason everyone got into NaNo. If just one person gets their work published it would be worth it. Rock on.


  10. Count me in. I didn’t participate in NaNo…so now it’s time to redeem myself. I gotta get crakin’ on book two! Go NaNoSlackMo!! (I wish I had thought to count how many words I wrote today, so I can count them!).


  11. Ryan King says:

    Wait. Wait. NaNoSlackMo? And 25k is you being slack? Pfft. I call that the opposite of slack 🙂 Good luck!


  12. I love NaNoSlackMo!!!! That has got to be the best recover phrase ever! You are a very clever girl!

    I know you had a horrible November Jenny. It stinks that you got sooo sick. But I love the way you bounce back! 🙂


  13. I didn’t know NaNoSlackMo was only a month. I thought being a slackass was an everyday thing. Huh. Well, I love this idea and will embrace it wholeheartedly.

    Here’s hoping December sees 31 healthy days for you and all of 2012 while we’re at it! Pleurisy might sound like fun, but it’s not. Kick that freaking pleurisy to the curb!


  14. cessie says:

    I love the idea 🙂
    Had a big smile while reading your blog entry here. Although I did finish NaNoWriMo I know the frustration. I did have the flu and had a crazy month in every way so I almost weren’t able to finish either. And… I could write a lot more pages as well so I think I’m going to join you! Even if this month will probably be even crazier than November lol.
    Enjoy your #NaNoSlackMo 😀


  15. Julie Glover says:

    I like it, Jenny! I wasn’t ready to write in November, but with my plot outline almost complete I’m itching to get started. #NaNoSlackMo, here we come!


  16. alberta ross says:

    sorry cant join you brain is fried I only just finished writing editing book when nano started so that happy mad sprint of words on top of the 320 page novel just finished creativity for a few weeks!!! come Jan I’ll knock nano into shape

    all the best for coming week – hope you are feeling better now


  17. NaNoSlackMo is hilarious. I’m sorry you had such a rough November. I was all wondering what happened to you…apparently I should have checked your blog!! I’m glad you’re bouncing back. My Nano goal was reached but it’s unfinished and an utter mess that I’m soooo excited about. I have LOTS more work to do so I’m all in for SlackMo!! Can’t wait to sprint with you!! Have a great week, Jenny!


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Yep, Lauren, I was in bed for 2-3 weeks, and quite unhappy about it! The blog backup I built up for NaNo came in VERY handy. 🙂

      I’m so proud of all you guys. Come finish and refine that book with us “slackers.” We need people like you to class us up a little. LOL…


  18. Oh god. Sigh… I should do this. Alright Lucy (slap slap slap) find your gumption girl.

    I’m in. Maybe I’ll stop kicking my own ass over not finishing my book.


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Lucy, we don’t care if you’ve finished you’re book. We’re all about having fun on the Slacker Train. Perhaps we’ll have a round of drinks in between sprints…what do you think?


  19. You’re a hoot! Sure, I’m in for NaNoSlackMo 🙂

    Glad you’re feeling better!


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