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25 Signs You’re Addicted To NaNoWriMo : The Preparation Phase

It’s the beginning of October, NaNoWriMo is approaching and excitement rises everyday.

Mlle Louise and I have written an article you can share with your NaNo buddies and have a good time : 25 Signs You’re Addicted To NaNoWriMo : The Preparation Phase.

Please do not hesitate to share your score in the comments section and add any symptom we might have forgotten 😉


1/ Not only you know who Chris Baty is but you worship him.

2/You know all the lyrics of the NaNoWriMo song by heart. You also the lyrics of Eroll’ « Im the very Model of A Wrimo individual »

3/ You’ve chosen your note book for NaNoWrimo 2015 in December 2014, bought 2 others – jus to be sure – and 7 pens of your favorite brand. One never knows.

4/You log in the NaNoWriMo site everyday starting July 1st just to check if the reboot has already happened. It’s not your first NaNo, you know the reboot doesn’t happen before october, but keep on login – 100% loyal. And, of course, this is not an excuse for procrastination. Not at all.

5/ You type on your cellphone in a sort of frenzy anytime, day and and night. No Argument by texts : simply working on your next novel. These characters are not going to design themselves alone.

6/ You actually have learned to type properly.

7/ You changed your keayboard for one that’s suppose to make you type faster.

8/ You spent summer trying all writing apps. You want to be able to work on your NaNo while taking a train, 2 buses and elevator to the 17th floor.

9/ You follow an exercise program to be fit during NaNo.

10/ You read all the creative writing books you could put your hand on.

11/ You polished your viking helmet.


12/ You know the difference between a plot bunny and a plot ninja.

13/You’ve complained about plot bunnies for weeks but panic if none show up during two days.

14/ You know the difference between a catapult and a trebuchet.

15/ You consider changing your laptop only to have new space to put new the NaNoWriMo stickers on it.

16/ No plot No problem is your moto.

17/ The words ”meet and greet” and “kick-off party » send you in a transe.

18/ For you, October 31st isn’t Halloween anymore, it’s NaNoWriMo kick off party.

19/You know if your a  planner or a pantser, and proudly expose you team badge on your  blog.



20/ you’ve emptied your social calendar, sent the cat, the goldfish and the kids to the grand parents’. Your partner too.

21/ You’ve renewed your stash of cardboard plats, processed meals and disposable panties for November.

22/ You’re coffee maker endured an extreme make over to be on top if its game.

23/ Semper Fi to the wrimo’s motto « sugar is life », you reward yourself with a candy every 100 words. Hence you took an appointment with your dentist on December 1st.

24/ Your pharmacist stocked vitamins for you. He is supporting you. But only in November, alright ? He trusts you.

25/ Numerous and mysterious strategic meetings appeared at lunch time on your Google agenda. You don’t want to waist time lunching with your colleagues. You need the time to type those 354 words that’ll help you reach your daily word count.

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