NaNoWriMo 2014

If there’s been one thing that’s been grinding my gears lately, it’s some of the anti-NaNoWriMo sentiment out there.  Apparently there’s only one way to get stuff written (who knew?) and it isn’t NaNoWriMo (apparently).  Those pieces that aren’t just clickbait will tell you that NaNoWriMo is a waste of time and if you were [...]

November 1st, 2014|Writing|0 Comments

#NaNoWriMo Day 2

Some days you have good days in NaNo, some days you have bad. Yesterday was a bad day for me. I woke up feeling mentally exhausted from day one, more so than I expected. Day 2 is also a day of doubts: did I pick the right project? Do I like these characters? Is this [...]

November 3rd, 2011|Writing|2 Comments

#NaNoWriMo Day 1

So the first day of NaNo went pretty well, with a 4000 word start. That’s less than I would have liked but I started on Gods which I’m less familiar with and so was finding my way a little. I even found time to spend the evening raiding with my Warcraft guild. That’s one thing NaNo has taught me… you need to sometimes take breaks, and I’m glad I did as I was pretty frazzled by the time I got to game. […]

November 2nd, 2011|Writing|1 Comment

Top Tips For #NaNoWriMo

So Day 1 of NaNoWriMo is going well and I now have nearly 4000 words down. It’s a little less than I would like but the day is not yet over, and I’m trying to make sure that, bad prose and all, at least I have a story that’s fairly consistent. Even so my eyes have gone a little square and I’m sure this post will have a gazillion errors I’ve missed. But with many of you attempting NaNoWriMo this November, either trying for the first time, trying to score your first “win”, or a veteran of multiple WriMos, I thought I’d take a quick break and come up with a list of some tips to help you get your 50,000 words written. […]

November 1st, 2011|Writing|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo Challenge 2011

So I’ve been keeping this quiet as I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go ahead with this challenge. If I’m honest, I’m still not sure, but I’m going to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. Well, something along the lines of NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo, I hear you ask? It stands for National Novel Writing Month and the idea behind it is to write a novel of 50,000 words during November. It’s a bit of fun really, and aims to prove to people that anyone can write a novel length story. The focus isn’t on quality, it’s purely on the number of words. Get it down and you can always rewrite and edit come December… but not before. It doesn’t matter whether your protagonist changes names or even gender mid-sentence, you do not stop! […]

November 1st, 2011|Writing|2 Comments