3 things to know before attempting NaNoWriMo

Here we are again! It’s almost November, which for many writers and authors around the world means preparation time for National Novel Writing Month or it’s more affectionately known acronym; NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write … Read more

Hitting the wall

{image credit}   Yesterday I was supposed to crack the 40,000 word mark of NaNoWriMo. That’s a big marker, as it’s only 10,000 words of the winning target figure. But I have hit a wall. Deciding to do NaNo this year was a last minute thing. I originally wasn’t planning on it at all. I … Read more

Why I’m beaten but not beat

It’s only November 25th and I’m waving the white flag. I surrender to you NaNo. You beat me again. But I’m not beating myself up. I have 37,195 words towards a new project that I didn’t have twenty five days ago. A project that is far from perfect but definitely workable. So why am I beaten but not beat? In taking part in NaNoWriMo this year actually taught me a lot about myself as a writer and that can only be a good thing. So what did I learn?

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The Calm Before The Storm

Today is the 31st of October, which means tomorrow is November 1. The beginning of NaNoWriMo. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about you can read about it here, here and here. I do a lot of writing about it. Sorry.

So with today brings calm anticipation, a splash of butterflies, an unsettling fear and a huge wash of excitement. I’m ready. Just.

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