NaNoWriMo :: The Annual Debate

nano-2015-winner-badge-large-squareI 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?


2 responses to “NaNoWriMo :: The Annual Debate

  1. good luck! I’m debating taking part as a “rebel” this year, but I think I may just hold out for Camp in April. Too many things happening in November.

    • Thanks! I know I probably shouldn’t take part this year, but I’ve completed it during equally-stressful-times so I’m hoping it’ll have a good “switch off from real life” effect as it has previously 🙂

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