Saturday, 2 June 2012

Why, oh why, do I do this to myself?

I have been scouring the internet today looking for challenges and inspiration to help me along with my writing.  Just a little something to give me a focus and maybe some deadlines to keep me going.
In my search I've happened to stumble across Camp NaNoWriMo, which I've seen mentioned a couple of times recently as some bloggers I follow are taking part.  It's pretty much the same as NaNoWriMo (writing a novel, or 50000 words, in one month) but instead of doing it in November you do it in either June or August.  Or both if you're feeling ambitious!

I signed up for NaNoWriMo last year and I'm sorry to say that I failed miserably at my very first attempt.  I didn't even last the first week, falling behind so much it was quite impossible to catch up.  The word a day count to try and maintain is at least 1667 in order to make it to 50000 in 30 days.
Now, technically I should already be behind a little as I've only signed up on day 2 of the challenge.  I have a little secret though (sshh, don't tell anyone!) in that I have already written the first 6000 words of my novel.  By my calculations this gives me until day 4 to start writing properly again.  And as we have been blessed with an extra long bank holiday this weekend I should, theoretically, have a bit of time to get some planning done and refresh the story in my mind.

I've had this story floating around in my head for well over a year now, to finally get it out and written down in a rough first draft will be such a relief.

I've even got another novel idea for August, but let's not get too ahead of ourselves shall we ...

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with this Heather, I would love to give it a try but just don't know where I would find the time, or what I would write about. My imagination seems to have completely dried up the last few weeks.