Sunday, 11 October 2015

NaNoWriMo, here I come!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual international event. The idea is to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November, which gives an average daily aim of 1,667 words per day.

To help me focus, I've signed up for a couple of support groups:

The first is a class run by the talented Jill Sharp at Swindon's Richard Jefferies Museum. There we'll be talking about novel plans (character profiles, outlines - that sort of thing) while also supporting each other as we attempt to make writing a priority throughout the whole of November.

Secondly, I've joined the local NaNoWriMo gang who consist of randoms (like me) along with lots of members of Swindon Free Writers (who are a writing group in Swindon that I've been meaning to join for some time). This group will be meeting in Swindon Central Library throughout November for useful things like writing sessions, mutual support and jelly babies.

I think I'll be okay for word count (I once tried the "write during every spare possible minute" game, and managed to produce 87,923 words in 17 days - go me!) but the main thing for me is going to be trying to write every single day. I often hear of this mystical "writing habit" that apparently every other writer has... and I've yet to achieve it!

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