NaNoWriMo day 1

So, it’s begun – quite a few hours ago, actually. I’m set up with Scrivener on the old ppc (obsolete thanks to Intel) G5 Mac, and have finished all the lists of characters and places, etc. On one NaNo a few years ago I wrote the beginnings of a novel called ‘Worth.’ I got to 20,000 words and then started writing a series of short stories. So for this NaNo I’m picking up where I left off. ‘Worth’ will end up close to 90 or 100,000 words, and by 1st December I’ll have over 70,000 of the dear things. 🙂

It seems sad but non of my friends are writing this time. I’ve no idea why. Too busy, maybe – lucky them. Still, the cats are staunch supporters so all should be well.

I’ve also joined a site called ‘Scribophile‘ which seems to be a good place for unbiased critique.

Now I must be off, perchance to get my first 1667 words written in time. Wish me luck!

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That time of year again

We’re fast approaching November, when, muse willing (or not), I shirk all responsibilty and think about not a lot else than writing 50,000 words.

It’s NaNoWriMo 2011!

The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. I know that 50,000 words actually constitutes a novella but, honestly, that’s splitting hairs. It’s all designed to get your inner Enid Blyton out – or Tom Sharpe, or J.K.Rowling, or whoever you have lurking in there.

Join in – you know you want to!