NaNo…. What the?

For those of you who don’t know, November is NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth. NaNoWriMo as it is affectionately known is a global event where crazy writers such as myself, commit to the goal of writing 50,000 words on a project they are working on, usually fiction. I say crazy because to actually reach the 50k goal is no mean feat. It requires a minimum of 1,667 words for the 30 days of November and although that doesn’t sound like a lot, when you sit down and attempt to write that many words each day you realise it is so much harder than it sounds.

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Happy Endings

I’ve been writing again. The ever-amazing Anna Spargo-Ryan has kicked my butt into gear via our NaNoWriMo writing group on Facebook, inviting us to be accountable to each other and aim for 500 words a day for each day in June. It’s worked.

I find I need accountability, not only for the pats on the back but for the support when something doesn’t quite go to plan. Having a deadline gives me a goal, forces me to put on my blinkers and focus. I’ve always been the same. Something to do with my inner control-freak combined with my obsessive compulsive nature I guess.

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NaNoWriMo Day #2

Today marks the end of day two of National Novel Writing Month, the 50,000 words/30 day challenge that I’m undertaking for the first time. I’m fairly happy with my progress so far managing to stay on schedule with the required daily word target. I have been writing early in the morning and catching five and … Read more