Nanowrimo: Program in which participants write 50,000 words in 30 days.
As in “I’m going to participate in Nanowrimo this November!”

Nanoing: The act of participating in the Nanowrimo program.
As in “Don’t bother me this morning, or any other morning this month, I’m Nanoing.”

Wrimo: Person who participates in Nanowrimo
As in “Wrimos unite! Let’s get this novel done!”

Nanofried: Term used to describe a person who is physically, mentally, spiritually or emotionally drained thanks to the gruelling Nanowrimo pace
As in “I’m sorry, Sparky, I shouldn’t take you for your walk today, or tomorrow, or the next day, I’m Nanofried and my eyes are blurring. Is that your leash or your tail?”

Wrislo: Person who participates in Nano for the fun of it and writes at their own pace with no intention of finishing 50,000 in 30 days
As in “I’m going to participate in Nanowrimo, but I’m going to be one of those keep-their-sanity Wrislo’s.”

Nanomania: The craziness that happens around the world in November
As in “Nanomania is sweeping the world! One gazillion words have been written thus far!”

Nanobuddy: Person who agrees to go through the Nanowrimo process with you, posting their word-count-meters on your site as they go
As in “Come on, Nanobuddy, you can do it! Don’t get discouraged by my 40,000 word count on week two, just keep plugging away! Write at your own pace, but you’re gonna lose!”

Nanotorture: What happens to homes and families wherein one person is participating in Nanowrimo
As in “Make sure to stock the refrigerator and do all the laundry before Nanowrimo begins, so you’re not nanotorturing your family by ignoring them for 30 days.”

Nanobug: The insatiable desire to participate in Nanowrimo every year
As in “I love Nanowrimo so much, I’m going to do it every year! You should do it to! You need to hang around with me more and maybe rub fingers with my computer so you can catch my Nanobug!”

Nanowinner: Term used to describe a person who completes the goal of 50,000 words in 30 days.
As in “I did it! I’m officially insane, but I’m a Nanowinner! Where’s my badge?”

Nanoloser: This word doesn’t exist in any language. If you compete in Nanowrimo, you’ve earned non-loser status.

Nanodementia : Term used to describe a person who believes their Nanoing has no ill effects on those around them.
As in “I do NOT have Nanodementia! You have clothes to wear, give me a break…so what if you’ve worn the same thing since November began a few weeks ago. I think body odor is becoming.”

Nanobyproxy: Disease whereby someone is kept up to speed on all Nanohappenings thanks to being best friends/related to someone who is participating. Can often lead to Nanodementia and the break down of social relationships.
As in “I think I need an Advil…and a lobotomy. Would you stop that incessant tap-tap-tapping already?!? Get away from me! I’m tired of having Nanobyproxy!”

*So whatcha think? This was way fun. The sentences were cheesy and dry, but it’s early and I haven’t had my coffee yet. Got any other good Nanoisms to add? I’ll update my list and repost it later if you’ve got a good one!


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