Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The NaNoWriMo Challenge

So it's official- I am participating in the NaNoWriMo 2009.

I don't know why. Last year with so many other tasks on my ever growing list I failed miserably and originally I had no intention of participating this year.

National Novel Writing Month, to give it the full name, takes place every November. The aim is to write 50,000 words in that month. This is not enough for the average novel but the idea being productivity and then to be able go on and use what you produce.
After seeing other people on Talkback debating this year's NaNoWriMo and then sneaking a glance at the website something within me was stirred. A month of insane writing? How could I possibly say no.
So watch this space for my progress. If you think you have what it takes to take up the challenge visit the NaNoWriMo website at http://www.nanowrimo.org/


Friday, 2 October 2009

September Round Up

Well September never went as planned, never the less it did go well.

In the productivity stakes it was pretty low on the meter. The pieces I intended to be sending out simply did not go to plan.

Short story number one I did the first draft for and liked the female protagonist I developed but the plot lacked umph! After reworking it I decided it was a project that was best coming back to at a later date, instead of forcing something that just was not working.

Short story number two I love but did not get very far with. It had a great opening but I am still looking for where it can go next. There is so much I can do with it I am not going to rush it and mess it up. It is staying at the forefront of my thoughts so I can keep thinking about what could happen while I work on other projects.

I did manage to get a poem done, one that is different from others I have recently produced and that I like the look of.

The big event of the month was my break away in Leeds and York and, considering how much I flogged last month I did take September, in the end, as an opportunity to relax and enjoy myself.

The reason the month went so well is that, not only did I relax for a change, I also produced two articles for a website. So, provided they are happy with the finished product, I will be getting my first by-line.

Yay me!!