You must have heard of NaNoWriMo by now, but in case you haven’t, it’s all explained in the link. 2015 will be my fourth go at it. I only “won” once, but really I won every time. I particularly enjoyed all the write-ins and I always ended up with words written, even if I didn’t always reach the magic 50,000. I wrote some more about NaNoWriMo in the English Informer.
Just now, I’m attempting to clear the decks – doing everything I can in advance of 1st November. That includes blog posts like this one, articles, etc. It also includes research for the novel, because this will be the first time I’ve ever attempted to write something historical – something from a time I don’t remember.
You may not hear a lot from me during November. But hear you will, because I’ll still be doing my popular Friday feature, Letters from Elsewhere. I also hope to find time to post progress reports.
To everyone who’s doing NaNoWriMo: GOOD LUCK!
6 replies on “Clearing the Decks for NaNoWriMo”
Thanks, I just joined up, I like what you said about winning every time. I’m a bit worried but also looking forward to it. Good luck to you too.
Good luck to you, too. There’s no need to worry. Whatever you write is your gain.
Good luck, Miriam! I’m doing it this year too. My recently-published novel was a nanowrimo “loser”, so I’m sure that you’ll realise that i agree with you about always winning!
Good luck, Cathy!
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