The National Novel Writing Month starts on 1st November when thousands of people will aim to complete a 75,000 word novel in 30 days.
I participated for the first time in 2006 (I think this is the main culprit for my keyboard letters wearing away ) and was a winner, meaning I completed the challenge. I am intending to participate again this year, although it is going to be more difficult writing 2,500 words a day as well as keeping this blog up to date.
As a child, I liked the idea of being an author. I loved reading , but was frequently not satisfied with the ending of books so I would rewrite them (perhaps an early form of fan fiction).Â However, NaNoWriMo was a new challenge for me, because it was necessary to keep writing and not just the first few chapters.
Having completed my novel on 30th November 2006 I have recently reread it for the first time and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I admit there are a lot of errors such as spelling mistakes and missing words (at one place equalling six years of the story), but then it just shows not too much has changed:
Her enthusiasm for writing promises well and she writes with facility and imagination. She must still, however, try to put more emphasis on correct spelling and punctuation if she wishes to attain a really high standard
Kate’s School Report: English Essay March 1998
I have taken on the new challenge of editing the story and filling in the gaps so I can complete the story. IÂ have already started thinking of ideas for this year’s story.Â I am hoping this will provide me with a structure to write the story which should make it slightly easier than last year.
Have you thought about writing a novel before? If so, why not have a go at NaNoWriMo and join the thousands of authors striving for those 75,000 words. Signup is available from late on 1st October.