I crossed the line on this year’s NaNoWriMo with my science fiction / horror book Jezero Station. That’s 50,000 words in 28 days (I did it yesterday). The book isn’t finished and will probably get nearer 70,000. I hope you’ll forgive a brief moment of self-congratulation (ok, boasting!).
As NaNoWriMo 2014 winds into its final week, you’ve probably taken stock of progress. I don’t know how you’ve each done but I know what’s happened in the round. Some have done it, some are on the final few thousand words, some are about there, some need that last little push. Some are nowhere near, … More #NaNoWriMo 2014 – the final push!
So, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo you should be writing not reading my posts! If it’s all new to you, there is really only one way to complete the challenge of 50,000 words in November and that’s to stay above the line. All other advice is window dressing! What do I mean?
In the interests of balance, and frightening everyone about to leap into NaNoWriMo 2014, here’s Derek Murphy’s post telling you not to bother! His post is over on the CreativIndie blog – Why NanoWriMo is a waste of time (unless you do it like this). If you’re familiar with Derek’s style, you’ll quickly realise he has … More Why you shouldn’t do NaNoWriMo
If you’re registered you should have your email telling you to visit the re-launched NaNoWriMo site. You can now create your novel and check your profile. There is an improved dashboard as well – I can see it’s different visually, I’m not sure if I will use it differently. Note to self: blog about the dashboard! … More NaNoWriMo 2014 is go!
After much prevaricating I have finally settled on a novel for this year’s NaNoWriMo – I have called it Jezero Station. It is a science fiction story and no, it isn’t set in the railway station of the city of Bled! The setting should be pretty obvious from the cover (which will change). For a bonus, … More Jezero Station – my NaNoWriMo 2014 novel
With September 2014 well under way, and NaNoWriMo 2014 waiting a few more weeks for November to arrive, I’ve collected together my best articles on NaNoWriMo. I’ve written more about my personal experience and if you want to look at the whole set use the menu On Writing > NaNoWriMo or just click on the … More My collected NaNoWriMo articles