….Or National Novel Writing Month, whichever you prefer. It starts this Friday and I’m actually, finally, going to be taking part.
Every year for the past few years I kept saying ‘oh yeah, I’m going to do NaNoWriMo this year’ and then never actually got round to signing up. But this year I’ve actually done it and I’m eagerly anticipating 1 November. I made the decision a while ago (I would have told you sooner but I’ve been doing work experience at Celador Radio, which owns Jack FM and The Breeze) kind of on a whim.
Just in case anyone reading doesn’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s a month in which you write a novel. It takes place every November and the aim is to reach 50,000 words or more. It’s gotten bigger and better every year and if you have ever wanted to write a novel you should probably sign up (if you’re not busy that is).
I was reading through some of the information on the website the other day and was pleasantly surprised to discover that Hugh Howey wrote Wool as part of the event (Wool and its sequel Shift are my favourite literary discoveries of the year, they’re amazing books).
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you’ll know that all I want to do is write and publish books, but due to other commitments I haven’t really had much time to do any. So this is why I’m taking part this year. I have some spare time before I start my new job in January so I’m going to utilise it to get back on track with what I really want to do.
If you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo this year let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.