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Monday, 31 October 2011

Write a novel in a month - NaNoWriMo

November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo where the challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month.  Yes in one month: 1- 30th November!  If you register on the official website then you get regular emails with information on the challenge and lots of support.  There are local groups running special events like all night writing challenges (plenty of coffee needed for these!) and get-togethers.

From checking out fellow writing bloggers it seems quite a number of writers are up for the challenge.  And sadly the indoor writer is one of them.  She's going to write the first draft of her new novel, a YA theme, by end of November.  It may not quite reach 50,000 words (so possibly won't genuinely qualify for NaNoWriMo), but who's counting!  With temperatures dropping November is a good month to lock yourself indoors and hibernate with the laptop.  She's stocked up on coffee, tea and polo mints with the aim of writing 2,000 words a day (Mon-Friday and w/e's off!).

I'm worried that she's spent more time planning her playlist than her outline, but she assures me she has the chapters laid out (index cards is her method) and the main plotline and characters defined.  Hmm ... I'm not convinced, but if she keeps me well stocked with reading material and choc cake then I'm not complaining.

Let me know if you're planning to join the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Keep writing ....

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