You won’t hear much from me here at this blog through November, as I’m busy writing a NaNoWriMo novel.
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writers Month, is an international event that has been running every year since 1999. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, starting on November 1st and completing it on or before November 30th.
Unlike most writing, the aim isn’t to be perfect, or to rewrite and plan, but simply to write, and get flow happening. Word Count is everything, quality is less important – although obviously if the novel turns out well that’s a bonus.
I first attempted NaNoWriMo in 2005, and the result was the novel EarthWitch. If you would like a copy, just comment on this post or ask me for an e-version.
This year, my novel is currently titled “Vortex” and, as I write this, I’m currently up to just under 20,000 words on day 11. It is set all around Dunedin and incorporates several key historical events in its storyline, as well as some events that happened to me. If you’d like to read it, click on the novel cover art image below:
So I’m pretty busy, writing away and attempting to meet my daily word target of around 1700 words, which is why I probably won’t get much composing done this month, unless a real writer’s block hits me!
See you in December.