I know lots of you are gearing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) and had I not been about to have surgery I would probably have signed up this year and given it a go. Then I read this post by Ben Trube Novel Sprinting and thought you know what I like his point number 5.
I know a big draw of doing NaNo is the sense of community as you plough through those words and that is something that I cannot recreate but I have decided to do a New Year Writing Month in January where I will attempt my 50.000 words. I hope that instead of the support of others writing alongside me that a few of you will cheer me on from the sidelines or maybe even decide to join me. There won’t be a pretty badge for my blog (NeYeWriMo doesn’t have quite the same ring lol) or a certificate at the end only the satisfaction of attempting and hopefully succeeding.
I have a couple of months to decide what I will do with the month at the minute my choices would seem to be a] work on the rewrite of Queen of Ages, b] The second ghost stories collection, c] the first draft of the second book in the Queen of Ages trilogy, or d] given how well received Waiting was a foray towards horror.
I have so many different ideas constantly floating round my head I think this will be a good exercise for me on how to focus on one idea at a time