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. 

 

DERBY WINNER:

Linda Solaya, 68,324

 

NaNoWriMo Finishers:

Kathleen Donnelly, 55,056

Kelly Baugh, 51,139

Ryanne Buck, 51,044

Linda Henk, 50,204

Patricia Stoltey, 50,192

Anne Hunsinger, 50,122

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

 November 20-November 26 Word Counts: WEEK FOUR

Kathleen Donnelly, FREE BASE, 20,668

Linda Solaya, SUNSET VILLAGE, 18,134

Linda Henk, ALCHEMY AT MIDNIGHT, 15,816

Patricia Stoltey, TROUBLE IN SANGAMON, 14,367

Ryanne Buck, LAND OF SHADOWS, BOOK 2, 13,598

Kelly Baugh, DESERT OF THE DAMNED, 12,573

Diane Hunter, THE JUDGMENT MAKER, 4,533

Linnea Tanner, UNTITLED, 3,750

Anne Hunsinger, FINNISH WITCHES CALLING, 3,670

Katherine Valdez, UNTITLED, 1,502

Cheryl Marie, UNTITLED, 1,165

 

 

November 27-November 30 Word Count: WEEK FIVE 

Anne Hunsinger, FINNISH WITCHES CALLING, 18,445

Kathleen Donnelly, FREE BASE, 11,790

Ryanne Buck, LAND OF SHADOWS, BOOK TWO, 9,401

Linda Solaya, SUNSET VILLAGE, 9,987

Linnea Tanner, UNTITLED, 5,762

Patricia Stoltey, TROUBLE IN SANGAMON, 4,110

Diane Hunter, THE JUDGMENT MAKER, 2,837

Eleanor Shelton, BEAUTIFUL, BUT DUMB, 2007

Holly Collingwood, DOUBLE YELLOW, 509