NaNoWriMo Starts Tomorrow


Have decided (rather at the last minute) to have another go at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month  I’ve enjoyed my previous attempts (or maybe the enjoyment is only in retrospect), and it gave me a tremendous ego boost getting to the end of a 50,000 word novel (even if of dubious quality!). This year I’m hoping to rough out the novel I want to use as the basis for my dissertation for the MA.  This is either a fantastic idea which will really help me get ahead with the creative aspect, and clarify all the issues I need to tackle, or it’ll fall on its face – but if the latter, better now than at the other end of this academic year.

The whole approach to this speed-not-accuracy approach to writing can be summed up in Chris Baty’s book No Plot? No Problem!  and whilst I do have a basic plot in mind, I’m hoping that the story will…er…grow, organically, as I tap away at my keyboard. 

I’ll keep you posted on my word count, writer’s block, and general progress over the forthcoming 30 days.  Wish me luck….! 😉


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