Despite my previous optimism about taking part in NaNoWriMo 2008, it has become quite evident that between the pigs, chickens, setting up the lasagne garden and working five, sometimes six, nights a week, I barely have the time to keep up the blogging, let alone to write a 175-page, 50,000-word novel!
So even though I’ve come up with what I think is an excellent plot, I shall shelve it for another year as if I start it this month, it will never get finished.
Good luck to everyone who is taking part – see you in December!!!
A few weeks ago, Jennie asked me if I was going to have a bash at NaNoWriMo this year. I had a go in 2006 but never finished. But will I have the time this year and will I get it done?
Oh, you’re probably wondering what NaNoWriMo is. It stands for National Novel Writing Month and the concept is quite simple. If you sign up, then your goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in November. You can’t start writing until 00:00 on the 1st and you have to finish by 23.59 on the 30th. It’s hard, it’s ridiculous, you don’t have time for editing, you just have to get it out as fast as you can. If you write a little bit each day, you need to write a minimum of 1667 words each day. Every day.
So, will I take part? I want to, but there’s loads of stuff I want to do that I don’t. (Like Doodle a Day, to name but one… so far!)
But then, when I was continuing the seemingly never-ending job of clearing brambles yesterday, instead of having songs from either Evita or Les Mis roaming round my head, I instead started thinking about an idea for NaNo. A vague plot. A vague structure. Ideas about a few characters…
Hmm, the question is, should I go with it, or store it for another time?