I’m beginning to get a little anxious about the National Novel Writing in a Month adventure, as the start approaches… November is definitely getting closer. I am excited in a way… and I am fairly confident that I can do it,even though my son’s 21st birthday is in the middle of it, and other things are going to be happening.
The idea of NaNoWriMo is to do what it says, write a novel in a month; an interesting challenge and one taken up by tens of thousands of people across the world; it is on-line so there is plenty of support out there, and local groups who can meet for write-ins, and for support and encouragement.
The one thing I am a little concerned about is that I start something and after say ten days of writing, or 20,000 precious words I realise it’s the wrong thing… do I press on or start again? At the moment if I’m starting something new I can leave it to fester between bursts of writing activity, or I can concentrate on something else as a contrast and to try and get some objectivity. With the NNWM project, the idea is to get 50,000 words down in the month of November, no time for shilly-shallying!
This is sure going to be a big learning curve.