Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Hope everyone had an appropriately spooky Hallowe'en.
November has never been one of my favourite months, and this November is no exception. However, there is a lot to look forward to this year, with NaNoWriMo being one of the fun things on the horizon. For various reasons I've been unable to participate the last few years, but have made a commitment to go for it this year and use it as a platform to complete a long work that has been hanging over my head for a loooonnnggg time.
For those of you unfamiliar with the project, NaNoWriMo is an onlilne challenge to complete a novel in one calendar month (emphasis on word count rather than word quality...the idea is to write write write and get something finished -- you can always edit and tinker later). Many well-known authors will be sending you messages of support and encouragement on the way, and you can join a 'support group' in your hometown to aid you on the journey.
The official kickoff was yesterday but you can join at any time: http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Best of luck to everyone!