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I’ve decided to jump into the deep end and join NANOWRIMO this year, following the fingertips of bestselling authors like Julia Crouch (Cuckoo) and Elizabeth Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner).
I’m not really aiming at 50,000 words in one month, just dedicating myself to have a go at a concentrated wedge of work with the support of others. I am thinking that it is probably going to feel a bit like a literary Weightwatchers (and I’m hoping I’ll be a tad more successful)…And if I only produce 10,000 words then it is 10,000 I didn’t have before.
If you are not sure what it’s all about then this post will give you Vicki’s personal perspective (I’m hoping she goes for the Faber novel).
Vicki and I started reading each other before we realised that we are going on the same writers’ retreat in West Sussex. Small world writing….
If you’ve never heard of Nanowrimo, get yourself over to C A Husted’s blog and see what it’s all about…..
Nanowrimo, or National Novel Writing Month is where really silly people decide to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, yep, one month. It starts on the 1st November and ends at midnight on the 31st. To consider to be a winner you have to have written 50,000 words (which you then have to upload to get verified before you get your winners certificate).
Ok, we’re not really silly people as such, most of us are in full control of our faculties, most of the time 😉 But, it is a challenge, it does make for a hectic month, and if you manage to do the full 50,000 words you’ll be so sick of your WIP you’ll want to dump it in the nearest river! Just kidding with that…
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