Thursday, 2 November 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

It's that time of year again, folks. National Novel Writing Month. It comes around faster and faster each year, and normally I am in an editing stage of a novel when it rolls around. This year has been less structured in terms of my draft production, so though there is a book I have been thinking about almost all year, I spent a solid six months redrafting a previous book that I have decided to shelve, and the rest of the time I have either been working on my current WIP or distracted with the summer or other life stuff.

This year I actually have something to work on. It's been quite a few years since I've had something to start from 0 on the first of November, but at least this year I have a manuscript with just over 22k words that can do with all the extra word count I can give it. This book is the best thing I've ever written, and I'm not rushing it, but equally, I can't baby it forever. It has to become a draft that can be read by others. I have to see if it can keep its head above the water without my holding it up.

I won't be doing NaNo traditionally (trying for that 1667 daily word count) but instead just trying to write daily with a daily goal that increases in steps of 50 or so. I am in the process of trying to find a new day job and if that takes precedence over writing one day, then it will. If I can pump out 1600+ words in a day, all the better too.

Are you doing NaNo? Do you find November a good month to try it or do you prefer the Camps in the spring and summer? They've always worked better for me in my yearly timeline.

You can add me as a buddy on NaNo - my user is blissfulnightsecret.

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