Friday, 7 October 2011

Nano, Anyone?

Nights are fair drawing in, eh?  October already.  How did that happen?  And now autumn is definitely with us the prospect of Nanowrimo looms on the horizon.  Are you taking the plunge this year?

Last year I finished the second draft of WIP during Nano, so it was useful for me although I seem to remember being beset by illness and snowstorms. I'm currently nearing (hopefully) the end of third redraft of same.  If I manage to get it done and have time to outline something new I may give Nano a go.  But part of me feels the need for a break so I may just stand on the sidelines and cheer everyone else on instead.  We'll see.

How about you?  Will this year's Nano give birth to your breakthrough novel?


Sophie Playle said...

I always intend to do it... But I never reach the word counts, and ultimately it ends up an exercise in inevitable failure :(

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Nano sounds a great thing to do but I'm not sure I'm ready for that kind of commitment. Best of luck if you go for it, though!

Sandra Patterson said...

It doesn't suit everyone, but it is a lot of fun to get completely immersed in your story world and not worry about what utter sh*** you are writing. I've done it a few times. It's a huge confidence booster if you are the type of writer who gets stuck in Act 2 or obsessively edits because you're not allowed to look back or change anything.

Sophie, the word counts are just for guidance, you shouldn't let that put you off.