Sunday, 1 November 2009


Well it's started again. Another November, another month of novel-writing. This will be my third, hopefully I'll finish again and maybe, one day, I'll write something good!

So far I've written 1,779 words - you have to write at least 1,667 words every day to get to 50,000 by November 30th. It's a good start considering that until I actually sat down at my lovely new laptop and started typing, I had no idea what I was going to write. One of that characters from last time came to my rescue. (If in doubt, write what you know.)

Where does it go from here? Who knows! How will it end? I dunno that either! It's a bit like running really. A half marathon is one step followed by another and then another and you just keep doing that until you get to the end. When you start you don't know what is going to happen in the middle, at mile 10 or at the end.

NaNoWriMo is just that: One word, followed by another and then another, until the end.


  1. Best wishes to you on the new novel, and on continued good running, too!

    Today is a very gray, and cool day, which I understand might be great for the thousands of folks about to start running today's NYC marathon. We also switched back from Daylight Savings Time last night ... wonder if those runners actually got an extra hour's sleep!


  2. Good luck. I seldom know hat I'm going to write when I sit down to it - at best a vague idea; that's one of the best things about it

    There is national blog posting month too that I was thinking of doing - I have only a few hours to start!


  3. Good luck, Mags - I can't imagine having that kind of discipline.

  4. Much worse than slogging up Aran Fawddwy! (Bit easier on the legs though). Well done you!

  5. I can't believe it's that time of the year again! Wishing you all the best of luck...will follow with great enthusiasm...

  6. Writing that way worked for Dickens Mags! Just see what unfolds and enjoy it too x

  7. Good luck with the novel - wish I had your self-discipline!

  8. Ooh, er, I'm a NaNoWriMo virgin and have just started. It's going all over the place, despite my best intentions...


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