Preparing for Nano 2011


There’s only 12 days to go until the start of NaNoWriMo 2011 and I’ve been setting up our region, Ireland NorthEast on the Nano site. Looks like there’s issues with setting your home region correctly, so do make sure you do that.

So what can you do while you’re waiting for the mania of writing 50,000 words in the 30 days of November to begin?

You can…

1. plan your novel – pick character names, choose a setting, rough out a line per chapter of a plot, buy a new notebook and pencil.

2. stock up on freezer meals and takeaway menus.

3. tell your friends about this adventure and encourage them to join you, or at least not expect you to be available during November.

4. make a note in your diary of our Kick Off Meeting in the D Hotel, Drogheda on Monday 31st Oct at 10a.m.

I’ve got a title and some character names, so far, for my novel. How about you?

Hope to see you online or in person during November,

happy writing, Grace (ML for Ireland NorthEast)


About wordfoolery

Grace Tierney is a writer and mother living in rural Ireland. Specialising in a humourous slant thanks to years of reading Wodehouse, Dickens, Pratchett, Brookmyre, and chick-lit galore, her fiction and non-fiction writing has been published internationally and locally in everything from the local paper to anthologies, online media, coffee tins, and glossy magazines in several different countries. She has published three books for writers; “Positive Thoughts for Writers”, “The Writing Contest Expert's Guide to Fiction Contests”, and “The Writing Contest Expert’s Guide to Nonfiction Contests” based on her long-running contest column for Writer Online (available at Grace is currently writing her second chick-lit novel. For more information about Grace’s work see
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1 Response to Preparing for Nano 2011

  1. rycardus says:

    Alas, I was unable to attend the get-together, but I hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. I’ve no doubt they had a boost in energy and motivation as a result.

    I got my novel off to a good start yesterday & I’m currently working on today’s quota. It’s hard work but lots of fun. I live in Kells and would love to hook up with anyone else who is in the area.

    Best of luck to all participants.

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