Sep 29, 2009

NaNoWriMo - Bring it on!

The fever has hit me!

Signed up for the NaNoWriMo 2009 contest. NaNoWriMo is held over the month of November each year and the idea is that you start and finish a 50,000 word novel (minimum) in that month. It seems fast paced and the emphasis is definately on quantity rather than quality, but oh the whimsical fun!

Now, this does not negate my intention to contract myself to finish my two novels, The Pirate Girl and Dog Show Detective between November and February, so I will have to NanoWriMo after hours.

I mentioned that this is a contest, but with a difference:
Who are you competing against? Yourself. If you beat the hurdles and excuses that prevent 50,000 words, then you win.
What do you win? Other than being listed as a NaNoWriMo 2009 Winner, you win 50,000 words of a first draft for your novel.
Considering I've never finished a whole first draft of a novel, this sounds like a good prize to me.

Where to start? I've signed up, if you'd like to join me, click on the link. Next step, I've got to plan my plot outline.

What should my story be? I've no intention of making it hard on myself, so will avoid historical fiction or anything that requires a great deal of research. I'm thinking of taking an old myth and recreating it in a different context.

What's your favourite myth or legend?


  1. Yay! Nano!

    Who are you on there? I'll add you as a friend. I'm Greeninkblot :)

    Nano was the sole reason for the existance of my first novel draft - hopefully you'll have similar success! :)


  2. Hi Amy - I'm still charmaineclancy on the NaNoWriMo. Yay for not being the only crazy one!