Wow, it’s almost November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month
I attempted NaNoWriMo for the first time last year, and to my shame it’s been almost 12 months since I’ve updated my blog. That’s not because I haven’t been writing, I just haven’t done nearly as much as I'd hoped. The fact is I’m still working on the novel I started for NaNoWriMo last year. I have 15 chapters which are rough but it’s starting to take shape and now I just need to find out how it’s going to end. So the plan this year for NaNoWriMo is to finish the damn book (the first draft anyway), and then get down to the real nitty gritty of trying to pull it all together and make it work.
The goal is 10 3000 word chapters by the end of November, which is 30,000 words. I’m guessing I’ll probably need to write furiously for at least an hour every day to achieve this. This will mean forsaking all other entertainments, which Foxtel have decided to help me with by cutting our service. It’s good to know the universe is taking care of me.
Looking back on my last post about NaNoWriMo I haven’t really taken the lessons on board. I haven’t been writing every day or setting daily writing goals and I haven’t made any efforts to become part of a writing community. These are all things I plan to rectify in the near future, so may NaNoWriMo 2105 be the first step in the write direction! (bad pun intended)
I strongly urge all writers to take the NaNoWriMo challenge this year. It’s just like the All Bran Challenge in many ways: it’s very good for you and is known to produce a lot of crap ; - )
Hemmingway said it best: