Ever heard of NaNoWriMo?
It stands for National Novel Writing Month. That happens to be this month: November.
The idea is to write 50,000 words between 1st and 30th November. Lots of people all over the world take part and it sounds intense but fun.
I’ve wanted to join in for the last few years but have always been too busy. This year, however, I have a fairly free diary with no church commitments (for once)…. so I’ve registered and am at the start line.
It’s a wee bit nerve wracking, even scary, but also exciting.
I planned out my word count on the calendar. Gulp. That looks, erm, intense. I’m hoping to have one day off each week so am planning to write at least 1,925 words per day. That means 9,625 by this Saturday.
But NaNoWriMo is a writing adventure and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
I’m having a go at a young adult/children’s novel about some tiny creatures who live in a tree. They are an orphaned family called Jay, Poppy, Robin and Blu. And that’s all you’re getting for now! They have been living in my head, making their characters known for many years now, and it’s time for them to see the light of day. I have a storyline in mind but I hope my little family will go their own sweet way and surprise me with what they get up to.
If I have any spare energy, I’ll post again in a couple of weeks and let you know how I’m getting on/how frazzled I am!