Hey guys. Well today I will be talking about NaNoWriMo, and though it is a little early, I am still keen to talk about it – for all of you who don’t know, that means ‘National Novel Writing Month’. This is basically a writing challenge which begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th, and if you win, you get the great feeling of completing it, a certificate, and a few other goodies. What is the challenge, I hear you ask?

To write 50,000 words in 30 days.

This may seem like a lot, and if I was a year or two younger, I would cry out in panic! But it’s less than 2000 words a day, and if you spend only two hours writing, it’s only a thousand words an hour, which is 16 words per minute (and it’s not even that much, as it’s not 2000 words a day). So it’s not actually that bad.

As I was saying, a year earlier I would never have managed 50,000 words. Why? Because I’d not even written my first novel a year ago. It’s crazy, isn’t it? Thus, I decided this year to take a first swing at writing 50,000 words in 30 days – basically, I want to share my excitement and ideas with you.

But you won’t be able to read about it until Friday, as I am writing this a day before I go on holiday and I am a little rushed. Therefore I will post the second part of this post in a few days, on Friday. Sorry about that! See you then. 🙂


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Posted on July 31, 2012, in Thoughts, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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