Monday, 27 October 2014

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

If I don't post regularly for a few weeks, it's because November is National Novel Writing Month.

Known for short as NaNoWriMo, this began as a challenge between friends to write a novel in a month. The idea spread and was put online as a means of keeping everyone in touch. Now, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world take part every year.

I have taken part several times, but only succeeded last year, with the rewrite of my science fiction novel Flight of the Kestrel: Intruders. However, I have several partly-written novel drafts to work on. I am preparing to take part again this year, with another science fiction novel called Rayt.

The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You are allowed to plan, outline, research, build characters etc., in advance, but you don't write one word of the novel until 1st November.

Then it's an average of 1,666 words a day, every day. So I'm going to be really busy.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fantastic challenge - how is it going? I am full of admiration!

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    1. I've had some bad days and am about 8k words behind, but I do have 18k words of a science fiction novel, and the rest of the month to catch up in.

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