Regular readers of this blog will know how much I love NaNoWriMo (50,000+ words every November) because it’s the one thing that gets me writing large chunks (I do write a short story a day for 5pm Fiction). Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Douglas Adams (who would have been 61 today!) is quoted as saying “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
The guys (and girls) at The Office of Letters and Light also run Camp NaNoWriMo, an easier target of 10,000+, and until this year have run it every June and August. Not sure why I’ve not done it before but they’ve just announced that they’ll be running it in April and August.
Having started the first novel of a crime series last November it’s perfect timing. I’m nearly at the end of my scheduled posts (including interviews) and my emails are now fairly manageable so, I shall be doing Camp NaNoWriMo, and reporting my progress here every day so there will actually be some.
That gives me a couple of weeks (during which I’m giving a talk for Loose Muse (details here, although currently showing February’s) at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, this Wednesday 13th, then off to Kate Atkinson’s (who some will know is my favourite living author) book signing in Oxford on the 18th and two writing courses in London on the 19th and 23rd) to write synopsis for the series and ship-shape what I’ve written already so I can start no.2 of the series in April.
Will I complete the 10,000? You bet? Aim for 50,000? Sure, why not? 🙂
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