NaNoWriMo Published Novels – Word of the Day Challenge 22

NaNoWriMo word challenge
 Not long left guys! We can do this. Today I bring you some motivation in the form of what may come from participating in NaNoWriMo.

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Published novels written during NaNoWriMo

I’m only going to list a few of these as there are TONS (which is awesome!)

 

Wool (Wool, #1)Wool (Wool #1)
byHugh Howey(Goodreads Author)

Thousands of them have lived underground. They’ve lived there so long, there are only legends about people living anywhere else. Such a life requires rules. Strict rules. There are things that must not be discussed. Like going outside. Never mention you might like going outside.

Or you’ll get what you wish for.

 

 

FangirlFangirl

byRainbow Rowell(Goodreads Author)
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park. A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. 
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

byMarissa Meyer(Goodreads Author)

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Wool is one of my favourite books! I was shocked to find out that it was written during NaNoWriMo. I really want to read it again (as if my TBR pile wasn’t big enough already). This really motivates me. To know that a novel written in Nano can end up like this – why can’t I do it too? The other two are ones I’ve seen around A LOT and are on my ever growing TBR.
It’s important to note that not all these novels were finished during NaNoWriMo. They were started and drafted. So even if you don’t finish there’s still hope!
I hope this motivates you to keep going, it definitely has me.
 

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Word of the Day : November 22, 2017

obliterate

verb uh-BLIT-uh-rayt

Definition

1 a : to remove from recognition or memory

b : to remove from existence

2 : to make undecipherable by wiping out or covering over

Did You Know?

Far from being removed from existence, obliterate is thriving in our language today with various senses that it has acquired over the years. True to its Latin source, oblitteratus—from the prefix ob-, meaning “in the way,” and littera, meaning “letter”—it began in the mid-16th century as a word for removing something from memory. Soon after, English speakers began to use it for the specific act of blotting out or obscuring anything written, and eventually its meaning was generalized to removing anything from existence. In the meantime, physicians began using obliterate for the surgical act of filling or closing up a vessel, cavity, or passage with tissue. Its final stamp on the English lexicon was delivered in the mid-19th century: “to cancel a postage or revenue stamp.”

Examples

The children’s chalk drawings remained on the sidewalk until a rainstorm came along and obliterated them.

“That was before Hurricane Maria obliterated the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system. Left behind was a scene so bare that on a recent visit, it was possible to see the concrete skyline of San Juan about 30 miles west—a previously unimaginable sight.” — Luis Ferré-Sadurní, The New York Times, 11 Oct. 2017

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I hope you found the word of the day interesting and maybe manage to use it in your novel. If you need a support group let me know, or tell me about your existing ones 😁

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