Friday, 30 October 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015

Today's delivery of vegan organic treats - is it enough for NaNoWriMo?

This year I signed up to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time. You have the month of November to write 50,000 words. They don't have to be good, but they do have to be words.

I have a spartan profile on the site, and you can do some kind of contacty thing on there I think. Feel free to add me as a friend.

It is good timing. I have 30,000 words of horror short stories written: if I write another 50K in November, then cut out 10K in edits and snips, I'll have another 70,000 word horror book! Oh, the pain and agony, it shall be magnificent.

Some people write every day, some weekdays only, some weekends only - there are ideas for scheduling word counts here. I quite like the schedule "Write 50,000 words on 1st November. Done."

I'll try and include updates on the blog throughout the month, but if it goes quiet it's because I'm working on that. I am also away for a week on an Arvon Foundation writing course so will have to squeeze the NaNoWriMo around that. I don't think I'll have access to the Internet at the Arvon centre, so you definitely won't hear from me that week. But I will be working. Oh yessirree.

Any of you signed up for NaNoWriMo? What are your plans? I'm getting started with some warm up exercises, just wrote out some ideas including this extract:

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