2014 NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

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NaNoWriMo begins on the first! I am excited and nervous at the same time. I am going to be working on a new story, that I am not entirely prepared to write. I am doing what I can to prepare for November, hoping I get enough things done around my home that I wont feel distracted.

As for preparations for writing, I have few notes and my survival kit has been mostly put together.

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

1. The kit includes a variety of candles, including cinnamon, pumpkin berry, and cranberry zest scents.

2. Matches

3. My 2007 NaNoWriMo tee-shirt. The year of my first challenge, and I won!

4. A variety of tasty teas: vanilla caramel, green, vanilla chai, chamomile (for when I need to sleep), and spiced cinnamon chai.

5. Pens. Many pens.

6. Highlighters

7. Post-Its, for quick notes.

8. My trusty laptop, and the designated book folder.

9. The most helpful invention ever: My slow cooker! Less time standing in front of the stove.

10. Wiccan reference books, because the book is about witches.

DSCN0331413011. The book portfolio. This nifty thing holds two legal pads and a pen.


Convenient. All notes will be organized into this portfolio before November 1st.

DSCN0329412812. Story notes. This is what i have so far, and it needs to be organized. There will be other notes as well.

What does your survival kit look like?

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.