uring the month of November I took up the 50,000 word challenge of the National Novel Writing Month. For thirty days of snatched time and words I managed to pull screaming out of my head 50,000 words and shaped them into some type of story.
I did it…
At 12.35am I completed my National Novel Writers Month Challenge and hit the 50K target mark for this month.
I’m now on day 19th of my National Novel Writing Month challenge and sitting around the 39K mark. I’m averaging 1K words a night (when my wife isn’t talking to me) and I think I am on course to hit my 50K by the end of this month.
Help push me over the 50K mark, check out my NaNoWriMo.org Profile, read my daily excerpt and leave you reviews here. The Novel is heading into its second act now and I hope you all like what you all read.
I’ll be honest with you all, I have been struggling and I have been stuck trying to get my head around the next bit of my Novel ‘None Good’ and was losing traction very, very quickly. I’m barely a quarter the way through the book and I couldn’t think of a way to get to the next bit, to envision the images in my head to words… And frankly after what felt like a terrible read through review from Jean I had convinced myself that no one would want to read the nonsense that I was writing.
Then Jean sent me this – A Pep Talk from Neil Gaiman
This accomplished and amazing author who is one of my favorite authors alongside the likes of Terry Pratchett and JRR Tolkien. Wrote about the trials and tribulations that even he has writing a book, and he suffers the same writing pain that I do!
It gave me heart, its made me understand why I decided to under take this journey for myself and most importantly it has introduced me to the NaNoWriMo website. Who are holding there National Novel Writing Month Event.
Spurred on by the words of Neil Gaiman I have decided to take the challenge and one of the things that NaNoWriMo says is tell all your friends what you are doing, so they can hound you, embarrass you and push you to complete your Novel. So I am telling you all now…
I am aiming to complete 50000 more words for None Good for my contribution for National Novel Writing Month Event. You can chart my progress on my NaNoWriMo Profile here
Your task will be to bully me into completing this journey that I started over a year ago, so keep proding me and lets see what happens, and how much I have written by the end of National Novel Writing Week, eh?