NaNoWriMo…

NaNoWriMo? What’s that? It’s National Novel Writing Month, that’s what!  The event lasts for the whole of November and, well, I’m a little late in starting…

The idea is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. The emphasis is on quantity, not quality, and the site advises us to save the editing for December. Well, as most of you will know, I claim to be a writer. However, I really haven’t done all that much writing to speak of – yet.

Despite the fact that I love writing, I’m happy when I write, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing, I still find it difficult to knuckle down and actually write something. I need pushing. I need encouraging. I need a good shove in the right direction. I’m hoping NaNoWriMo will be it. Even if what I write turns out to be rubbish – at least I will have written something.

So, as the Japanese say, “ganbarimasu”! I’ll try my best!

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