15 November 2010


As we are exactly half way through November, I wondered how many people have taken up the 'NaNoWriMo' writing challenge? 

NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge, to write a 50,000 word novel during November. It doesn't focus on the quality of the writing, rather the quantity - prompting those to take part to write and write and write! The idea is to take risks and give yourself permission to make mistakes. There's a forum for everyone taking part to share ideas, progress and frustrations.

It sounds like a great motivator to try and 'pump' out a first draft of a novel, but unfortunately I'm ridiculously busy in work to be able to do it this year.

If you are doing it, how are you finding it? Is it hard work or a good motivator?


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Just had to say. You look like a model! You go girl! :) I love the picture in your sidebar.

Jen Brubacher said...

I'm doing it again this year and I love it. I completely understand being swamped, but if you ever get a chance, it's a good way to keep yourself motivated, as you say. I had never finished a full novel until I did my first NaNo, and now I'm in the habit so I write very regularly.

It's also hard work. But worth it! :)

Hannah Mariska said...

Its really good to hear positive feedback about the process!

maybe i should just have my own nanowrimo (basically just me writing but giving myself a kick up the arse to do it!)