Friday, 15 October 2010
NaNoWriMo 2010 - Entering Anyone?
Sorry for my tardiness. I was going to post this first thing this morning, but then remembered I was supposed to be somewhere (hairdressers) and had to get a move on.
I can't believe it's 1pm and I've only managed one cup of tea today so far, so I'll pop the kettle on and take your orders, although the only choices are white, green Earl Grey or Builders' teas and instant coffee. Not very exciting, I'm afraid.
Last year I entered NaNoWriMo for the very first time and although some evenings I would have rather do almost anything than press on with my WiP, I did get on with it and ended up finishing a day or two before the 30th. It felt good to have another novel written, although to say it was a dirty draft would be an extreme understatement. It was a YA novel and I have to admit that I haven't done much with it since.
I wasn't sure if I'd enter again this year, but I am going to (call me mad) and although I'm fairly sure I know what I want to write, I still need to give it some thought. If nothing else, I think it's a good way (for me, at least) to try out a different genre. I enjoy giving myself one month to work on something new and see where it takes me, and if it's a book that I then want to work on again at a later stage, or not.
I have to admit that about two thirds of the way through the month, my daughter started to recognize the wide-eyed, staring, bordering-on-the-instanity expression I took on if anyone even considered disturbing me until I'd completed the requisite number of words each evening to ensure I didn't fall behind. However, I did feel a huge sense of satisfaction, if not near blindness, by the end of the month and would encourage anyone who feels remotely tempted to give it a try. You can always stop at any time.
My question to you today is: How do you fancy joining me and taking part in NaNo this year? I know some of you are already doing it and have probably completed the challenge many more times than I have. Here's the link. It's a well organised site and each day you download your word count and can see by your own individual graph how well you're doing. So, what do you think?
Posted by Deborah Carr (Debs) at 12:52