Monday, 24 October 2011

NaNoWriMo - Have a Go!

Hi folks!

It's been longer than I'd anticipated since my last post. So many things seem to have happened all at once.

My little girl trapped her finger in a door and had to have an operation to have her fingernail put back. That was really the worst thing I've gone through since having her.
The scales then tipped the other way though as I am now engaged! The wedding is in nine months so I'm on the verge of going into full organisational mode.

All I can say is thank goodness for my writing. Whether I'm feeling down or so excited I feel I may explode, writing never fails to ground me and give me something to focus on away from the distractions. It's my very own form of therapy.

I'll have that more than ever in November, something which I'm not sure if I'll cope with yet, as I am taking part in NaNoWriMo for the very first time – that is National Novel Writing Month.

If you've never heard of it before, basically it involves being challenged to write 50000 words in 30 days. You get to work on a novel you've been sitting on for however long and get it (or most of it) written in a month. It doesn't matter if you don't finish the novel, as long as you hit the 50000 word target you have won!

For more information go to

I am going to get to work this week on my characters and layout then I'll be ready to start come 1st November. I'll probably have plenty to blog about as I get through the month, if I get time that is!, and I'll let you know how I'm getting on. Let me know if you plan to have a go too!

Until next time,

H x


  1. Good luck with the Nano. And all the rest, of course!

  2. Congratulations!! I have never heard of nano, is it worldwide? I would love to do iit! we can share our adventure together.

  3. NaNo is very much worldwide. Have a go! It would be great to have a fellow Newbie to Nano to share the ups and downs with.
    I've been working on my characters and outline but with less than a week until it starts I'm beginning to fret.

    It'll be fun though!