50,000 words in 30 days – Done!

Yahoooo!  After 30 days of flat-out, non-stop, torture-full writing, I’ve completed my first Nanowrimo and won :))  What a crazy challenge; I’m not sure if I would do it again, but maybe it’s like childbirth and I’ll forget all the pain by this time next year and start on book number three!  It is true that after a month of pushing those words out (I think I’ve pushed the birthing analogy a bit too far now!) you do have something amazing to show for it – a first draft, all laid out and ready to be edited, which makes it all worth while.  I feel a tune coming on people, dedicated to all my fellow Nano’s crossing the finishing line today – we are the champions!

My NaNo Playlist

Wow – I can’t believe National Novel Writing Month is almost over and I am set to complete my 50,000 word novel by Saturday!  I don’t think I’ll realise what an achievement this is until it’s over.  All the way through, you are just so focussed on your daily word targets, that you almost forget the big picture – which is novel number two in the bag 🙂  I may have mentioned this story is set in Paris and features a jazz club, so I’ve had some great music to get me in the mood while I’m writing.  Here’s just a little sample… Paris Jazz

Write a novel in a month

We can’t leave all the fun of November to our moustachioed friends, so for all you writers out there, it’s National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Piece of cake, right? People all over the world of any age can take part and kick-start their novels in a frenzied month of writing and so I have also thrown my hat into the ring. I’ve even got a word counter on my blog to make me feel guilty if I’m not writing, so on that note – please check out my guest post on the lovely Michelle Muckley’s blog where I talk about my hopes and fears for NaNoWriMo 2013 (or Nanu-Nanu as some of my nearest and dearest are calling it!)  It’s NaNoWriMo Time!