In November last year I wrote the bulk of a novel entitled ‘Hellion.’ There was no particular reason except that I was on a glorious ride with nearly a quarter of a million other wannabee writers on the planet taking part in NaNoWriMo. You see, November is National Novel Writing Month.
I discovered NaNoWriMo in 2006. The basic idea (Chris Baty started it in 1999 with 21 friends) was to encourage writers, so to ‘win’ you had to write 50,000 words within the month. There weren’t that many taking part back in 2006 … and the NaNoWriMo site was a bit fragile. Anyway, I made it, just! And for my trouble I got a nifty little web plaque to put up on my site and a PDF winner’s certificate. W00T! 😀
So, in November 06, 07, 08 and 10 I wrote a novel. That’s four, admittedly unfinished, novels that I need to pull my finger out and edit.
Enter the editors equivalent: NaNoEdMo. It starts tomorrow. I’ve sharpened my red pencil and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it! 🙂