NaNoWriMo 2021

For those of you who like to scroll through the reading and writing spheres of Twitter, NaNoWriMo may have popped up on your feed a few times in the last month or so during Preptober. Today possibly more so as today is Day One of NaNoWriMo. The excitement and enthusiasm is palpable.

For those of you who are not Twitter lurkers, NaNo may require a little bit of background. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is where people aim to write a novel in a month – they are generally aiming for a length of approximately 50,000 words, which works out at 1667 words for each of the 30 days of November.

I have tried it before (twice) and failed spectacularly. I am absolutely incapable of sticking to a routine, so carving out space in each day, 30 days in a row, to sit down and write is something that has so far eluded me. Perhaps foolishly, I am giving it another go, prompted by my cousin who took me by the hand right before a family funeral recently and told me that I was morally oblidged to write a book for her to read.

Gemma, I am going to have a crack at doing exactly that for you. Just forgive me if it takes quite a while to make it into your hands – if there’s one thing I have learnt from scrolling through the ramblings of Twitter it is that having 50,000 words down on paper may be an achievement, but it is barely even the beginning of creating your very own story for somebody else to read. The first step is the hardest and all of that – I will keep you all apprised of my snails progress, whilst making an effort to actually keep this blog vaguely up to date with my reading challenge – things have slipped a little this month.

For anyone interested in NaNoWriMo please do take a peek at the website, there are a bunch of materials there to help you figure out how to get started and prep etc.

Good luck to all!


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My name is Becky and I run a blog about Books

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