I found novelling thanks to NaNoWriMo 2009.
I have completed the 50,000-word challenge 6 times, having “sat out” of the task in 2014. Last year, while struggling with low mood and feeling that very little in my life was within my control, I surpassed my expectations and ended up with a project that I’m currently using to base a short story on. I wrote all about my umms and ahhs in this post.
The main problem with just going for it is that I don’t want to lose.
This is a chain I can’t bare the idea of breaking. When I’m struggling to write, the fact I’ve never failed NaNo is the little motivator at the back of my mind.
But I didn’t think I’d manage it last year either.
So this week, I made the decision to give it a go. I’ve pulled out notes from my most well-known story and began to play with it. I know these characters and I know the world. Hopefully that will make writing this book easier than coming up with entirely new people and places.
I have 15 days to plot out the final book in the Planes trilogy.
I completed book 2 in just 28 days for 2012’s NaNoWriMo – let’s see if I can reach the 50,000 words in 30 days this year!
Will you be you taking part in NaNoWriMo?