NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017 Participant Banner

Yep, it’s coming up to that time of year again: NaNoWriMo.

For the uninitiated among you, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It’s an annual event where writers all over the world attempt to 50k words in 30 days. That equates to about 1667 words per day. The idea is that on the 1st of November, you start writing an entirely new novel, but you can be a rebel by continuing an old project or writing something other than a novel. It’s a great community which is so supportive and the forums are really useful, with people asking questions that I didn’t even realise I needed to ask for my own novel. There’s also the added bonus that you can earn badges along the way – a great motivator for me!

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Writing Tag

I originally saw this Writing Tag on Kim Chance’s Youtube channel, and even though I wasn’t tagged in it, I really liked the questions. Since I don’t vlog, I thought I would blog it instead. If you’ve followed my blog for a little while, you would know that I also enjoy writing in my spare time and take part in both NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m currently polishing up my manuscript in the hope of going down the traditional publishing route.

If you haven’t checked out Kim’s videos and you are a writer, I would suggest you do so right now. She gives writing advice as well as an insight into the querying/submission process, which is really handy if you’re considering traditional publishing. Her debut novel, Keeper, is out early next year – I’ve already added it on Goodreads!

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Post NaNoWriMo 2016


I’ve only gone and done it!

This was my third year of entering NaNoWriMo, and having won it the previous two years, I’d been hoping to make this year a hat trick. Yes, I managed to do it, validating my win on 27th November. I still kept writing and updating my word count for the rest of November and my final total came in at just over 55k words – better than last year but not as good as my first year.

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Camp NaNoWriMo

Bookish Ponderings


Not sure if I should class this as a bookish pondering although it is about books, albeit writing them rather than reading them.


It is that time of year again, I’ve received the email inviting me to another NaNo event, this time, July’s Camp NaNoWriMo. I love writing, with an aim to eventually have a published, and to help me I participate in various NaNoWriMo events. I have taken part in five NaNo events, two of them being the main NaNo event in November, and the rest being the camps (and that’s including the first camp I participated in where I totally divebombed).

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