It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo again; about 19 days by my calculation. And this year, in addition to working, I’ve also got University to fit NaNoWriMo around! Glutton for punishment? Maybe. But this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and having done a taster course earlier in the year, it seemed like a good idea. Continue reading “University and NaNoWriMo”
Back in October when I decided to plan out my novel for NaNoWriMo, I was partly doing it because of having a story I wanted to do justice, and partly as an experiment in plotting versus pantsing.
I was interested to see if having a plan actually had a positive effect on my word count. Bizarrely (at least it’s bizarre to my mind) it does seem to have helped somewhat.
National Novel Writing Month () is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. NaNoWriMo
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
That’s what encouraged me to sign up for NaNoWriMo many moons ago. I can’t remember how many years ago it was, but I know my triplets were only tiny, so it has to be about 6 or 7. I loved the idea of going Hell for leather into the unknown with only a computer to guide me (which in those days was a second hand iMac I bought on eBay and picked up in Harrogate while taking the kids to see their grandma). Continue reading “NaNoWriMo: Oops… I plotted”