Friday, November 1, 2013


So it's November. For lot's of people that means Movember has started, but for us crazies who get our joy from writing & editing (& then writing & editing some more) it means it's time for NaNoWriMo again. What's NaNoWriMo you ask? National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write a 50k novel in one month.

I've only had one previous attempt at NaNoWriMo, back in '06. I reached about 20k and then the story just petered out and I didn't 'win' ('Winning' is reaching the goal. The 'prize'? A shiny new novel to edit). This year I'm going for it again. It might be crazy, but it might also be fun. Then again, as a good friend pointed out recently, I've probably almost averaged that many words over the last few months anyway. Regardless, it will be good to see just how efficient I can be when I put my mind (and time) to it.

Having signed up back before my edits were provided, I planned on doing it as a chance to get a new novel out of my system. Instead, with the edits I have in mind now, I will be participating as a rebel. Those who know me well probably won't be surprised by this revelation.

So here's cheers to November & NaNoWriMo. Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! I'll be there with you every step of the way. If you need a push, just say the word and I will break out the whip. ;)

  2. Yeah me too and as its swimming season I can probably entertain your young one for you as well