NaNoWriMo Update

We are now twelve days into NaNoWriMo – which stands for National Novel Writing Month – where writers pledge to write 50,000 words during the month of November.

My word count – at close of play yesterday is just under 25,000.

It isn’t too late to join in the fun. There is no pressure to do the full 50,000 words – even if you did 5,000 new words it could lead to something magical. Also, you don’t have to spend the whole time on the same project. For the last two years, I’ve worked on a variety of projects – sometimes completing UFOs (unfinished objects), sometimes creating outlines that I can develop at a later date. One friend of mine is writing a 1000 word story each day.

Whatever you decide to do, just aim to do a bit extra this month. Look on it as money in the bank. You might be glad of those words at some time in the future.

I’ve also set up a reward system – I give myself £5 for each 5,000 words completed. When I have completed the full amount I will go shopping!

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