Thursday, October 27, 2011


This year will be my first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in which the object is to write a shitty first draft of 50,000 words in 30 days.  I say 'shitty first draft' (aren't they all?) because the focus is on quantity not quality and editing as you go only wastes valuable time as well as words.

My main reason for participating is to get into the habit of writing a lot in a short space of time (considering my first novel's first draft took seven years of me fart-arsing around with it so I want to do this one in a more reasonable time frame).

So the next question is, what will I write?   I've got two more stories worked out in my head, vaguely plotted and characterised.  One is a fantasy and the other a horror.    I'm thinking of going with the fantasy story, mainly because it's the most worked out as far as characters are concerned, and also for the simple reason that horror writing for me can't be done at night :-)  I'm a wuss. 

Anyway, I've committed myself now.   And really looking forward to it!

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