What is NaNoWriMo you ask? Well, it’s the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place each year in November, when thousands of authors, or aspiring novelists, challenge themselves to write 50,000 words (I know, not quite a full-length novel, but nearly) in 30 days. That means exactly 1,667 words per day. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy…?
I’ve tried to do NaNoWriMo for years, and have never got further than about 10,000 words, so this year, having given up my day job to write full-time (eek!), I’ll try to complete this challenge.
The NaNoWriMo site is a font of knowledge how to achieve the required word count, as well as what you can do in advance of the 1st of November to prepare for the writing month. Go to the site for more, but here is a quick summary of what it’s all about:
The sequel to The Englishman, the Navy Wife, is now going through its final edits, and should be out in late November, so I’m going to attempt to write the bulk of the 3rd book in the series during the month of November. This novel is now fully plotted (or as fully as I ever plot in advance, which is about 75%), and even has a working title, ‘A Marriage Adrift’.
So, wish me luck, and let me know if you are a fellow NaNoWriMo madwoman/man. I’d love to add you as my writing buddy on the NaNoWriMo site here!
Update: The novel I began writing last year will be published 18th November this year and is called The Good Officer. You can pre-order it now for only $0.99 here (or £0.99 here ). But hurry, price goes up to $4.99 (£3.99) on 20th November!