(Oops) I did it again. Signed up for NaNoWriMo 2010. I hadn’t intended to, but my inner editor has been such a bitch this year (at one point, deleting 75% of my 2010 writing output before it got anywhere near a final draft), that I’m kicking her out for the whole of November. Next question. Am I writing a novel? Tricky one. The whole point of NaNoWriMo is that you dedicate 30 days of your life to producing (at least) […]
Well I did it – again. This year it took me 16 days to write a total of 50,848 words, as verified today by the Office of Letters & Light (organisers of NaNoWriMo). This year – probably because of Twitter – I’ve noticed the backlash and the sniggers, from other writers, bloggers and the odd agent (I assume US-based) who feared her in-tray would be groaning after the ‘thanksgiving’ holiday with manuscripts from naiive NaNoers who believed by completing the […]
7528 Had another splurge – boosted my word count for today and stopped before I hit the wall. By concentrating on one character a day I seem to be able to get into their heads better with links to the other characters I can develop later. Still not thinking too much about it … want to keep my writing fresh and let the ideas come tumbling out.
6060 Fourth day in and I didn’t begin today until thirty minutes ago but am already 472 words up on yesterday with a total so far of 6060, on target for finishing 28 November. I’ve approached the whole thing in a much more laid back way – last year, my first – I’d no idea if I’d have the stamina or the words even to write 50,000. As it was, I wrote far more and in only three weeks, though […]