It’s NaNoWriMo time!! Get writing!!!

manuscript by Thomas Hawk

pic by Thomas Hawk

It’s the 1st of November, a date anticipated by writers all around the world. Today kicks of NaNoWriMo.

The aim of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is to abandon all censors and sense of reason and just WRITE!! Write yourself a novel, from start to finish, culminating in 50,000 words.

My pledge, is to finish my current novel in progress. I have around 25,000 words to go on a first draft and I just can’t bear the thought of starting a new one (not from lack of ideas… no, no… there’s always a fight going on as to which novel comes first… but because I just lurve the one I’m currently working on).

That might sound like I’m whimping out, and perhaps I am. But during this month, I still have to work, still have to keep going with the mammoth amount of work that’s required to set up a new charity (Charlie’s Angels Horse Rescue), still have to go and look at real estate and, should we buy something, deal with all of the madness that goes with that, and so on and so on. (Probably, anyone with children will have no sympathy at all, and I would have to agree.) But that’s the point of NaNoWriMo… whatever is in your life, just write!!! Write!!!! Write!!!!

The good people at the Queensland Writers Centre are organising even more writing races than usual, starting today at 3pm in the Australian Writers Marketplace online forum.

So grab your novel and dust it off, grab your laptop or notebook, some caffeine and some good friends to keep you honest. (I’m counting on all of you to keep me to my target.) You can do it!

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