NaNoWriMo: October is the new November


Those of you who are new to this blog may not have heard of NaNoWriMo …National Novel Writing Month…or, I as I call it, Nano. It’s where hundreds of thousands of writers attempt the writerly version of a marathon during the month of November- to write 50,000 words in just 30 days.

I sign up most years- Baby, It’s You began this way, so did Big Girls Don’t Cry. I won’t, however, be signing up this November.

Why not?

I’ll be working on the copy edit for Big Girls Don’t Cry and getting it ready for publication. Also, I’ll be ultimate road tripping through the UK for much of November- and there’s a rather sensible part of me that doesn’t think I’ll be in a position to make word count during that trip.

Having said that, I have a manuscript that needs another 50,000 words added to it. I’d normally target November and Nano for that. But not this year.

This year I have Big Girls Don’t Cry due into Nicola for copy-editing at the end of September.

That means that this year- aside from my fulltime corporate gig, and the usual amount of domestic divadom…this year with the added spice of the HSC- I have October free.

This year October is the new November. This year I’ll be doing my own mini NaNoWriMo in October.

Who else is doing Nano this year? Who’s done it in the past? Any tips you’d like to pass on?

Author: Jo

Author, baker, sunrise chaser

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