Thursday, 8 October 2009

Glutton for punishment

Uh oh. I've just signed up for NaNoWriMo again. Am I a glutton for punishment? I'm running Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday October 18th and now I've signed up for a month of enforced novel writing. Am I mad? Or is there some strange quirk in my psyche which means I actually like doing these things?

The answer to those three questions is of course: Yes, yes and yes.

Anyway, in the spirit of something being much more fun when undertaken in good company, I therefore urge you to join me! It's too late to join me on the half marathon, but you could sign up here to National Novel Writing Month. All you have to do is write the 50,000 first draft of a novel between the beginning of November 1st and the end of November 30th. That's about 1,667 words a day.

It's easy (it must be - I've already done it twice).

Go on - you know you want to!


  1. Not a chance.

    i have nothing but admiration for those who tackle this though:)

  2. Good luck Mags - I suspect you're on your own on this one though.

  3. It's one of those things I "ought" to do, but I'm far better at research, so I'll stick to that!

  4. Congratulations on your boundless energy and optomism!

    When do you do your writing ... or do you have a particular time of day or night? Is it possible to think about the writing while you are running?


  5. What a shame I missed the marathon deadline ( not!) blimey woman you have stamina!!

  6. Blinking heck, that's a tall order. But, you know, I might just do it. I'm a glutton for punishment.

  7. I might sign up. I did it the year before last and felt so good afterwards. If I do I'll look for you. :D

  8. I'm too chicken I think. But you are right, I want to.


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