Tuesday, 1 November 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

Just a quick word about NaNoWriMo 2011. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which takes place from November 1st - 30th every year. The aim is to write 50,000 words towards your work-in-progress, which equates to 1667 words per day.

I took part in NaNo last year, but unfortunately I stalled at about 26,000 words. The first couple of weeks are fine, and then fatigue takes over and you start doubting your writing, and before you know it, you've given up. I am not going to be having a go this year, but I hope to next year, and I have nothing but good things to say about it.

The support that you get from signing up is brilliant. You can choose to be as involved as you like, from receiving pep-talk e-mails at certain points in the month when they know you may be stalling, to regional meet-ups.

The aim of NaNo is to get into the good practice of writing every day, and no matter what you end up with, you have something to work on.

So, to all you WriMo's out there, good luck! I look forward to reading your published work at some point in the near future.