Setting up for NaNoWriMo 2017

October 10, 2017

Setting up for NaNoWriMo 2017

Now that we finally caught up with all our orders and new ones going out the door on schedule, YAY, I decided I would this year have time to participate in NaNoWriMo. Obviously that meant I needed a new notebook. The perfect excuse to finally make the B6 size I've been wanting for quite some time now.


It was so hard to choose a color, because I wanted a color I didn't have yet, but I also wanted it to look a bit rugged and Indiana Jones-y... So I went with #7 Dark Brown. But I'm still a bit on the fence about the color, but that probably has more to do with the fact that it is still new and hasn't come to life yet.

So Yesterday evening I spend my time setting up my writerly notebook. First I needed a NaNoWriMo insert obviously, so I created one for 2017 in B6 ISO. You can find it as a freebee with the free printables.

I also made a tiny tag to represent my attitude towards writing. One that would go well with the tag on my personal planner ... DON'T PANIC

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And spend the rest of the evening fussing over it and setting it up. Printed the inserts for it and decorated it all a bit.

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I added a tiny notepad in one of the front pockets and perforated the pages so I can tear them out. I will use this for random notes that pop into my mind.

Photo 10-10-2017, 00 56 18 Not sure how that'll work yet, but I'm sure it'll come in handy.

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Next up is my NaNoWriMo insert, which I printed on lightweight paper.

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Which does have a bit of ghosting as you can see here on the monthly overview page. I've left lot's of room to write down events and tasks for this month.

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The rest of the insert is filled with grid pages and an inspirational quote on the right hand page. Here I can write the story, or ideas about the story, or draw diagrams with the story line. I think the grid is versatile enough to support all that.

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The last page. of course, should be a word count tracker and the NaNoWriMo pledge, looking forward to filling that page =)

Obviously 1 insert is never enough, so I added a folder and 2 more inserts.

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The folder is still empty, but I expect it'll fill up over the course of the next few weeks of October and November. I'm not sure yet if I will add pen-loops or not, so I left those off for the time being.

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I added a dot-grid bullet journal, because I plan on taking a few writing classes online and I think this will be the perfect insert to keep all my notes about writing in one place.

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The last insert is a lined 120 page lightweight insert, which really is there in case my NaNoWriMo insert flows over, so story and story ideas. Still need to work that out, but I'm sure everything will find a place in the next few weeks and it'll be fully setup by the time November comes around.

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I haven't written a word in it yet, but I'm already in love. The size is just perfect for writing.

I hope you enjoyed this. If you participate in NaNoWriMo, good luck to you on writing those 50,000 words =)

xoxo Monique


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