NaNoWriMo word count is rising steadily. Great. I am telling the story from the POV (Point of View) of the main character as a first person narrative. My characters are alive and kicking. The words are flowing. But wait! What about the plot? What is going to happen? To who? Where? When? I am going to sleep on it and hope the solution comes to my unconscious mind during the night.
Onto the second chapter. So far, so good. Am resisting the urge to re-read and re-write. Got to keep going.
Inspired by sudden creativity, I have decided to enroll in a some sort of creative writing course. Did a quick internet search last night and found The University of Nottingham has a new MA in creative writing. Have applied. Am I mad? I stand no chance of getting in, do I?
I signed on to NaNoWriMo on the 4th November. This is a little late and cuts my writing time down to 26 days instead of 30. Wish me luck.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.
This crazy scheme requires you to write a fiction novel, from scratch, during the month of November. The target is 50,000 words by midnight, 30th November. You win by completing the 50,000 words in time and having your word count validated. The prize is a badge!
So, here goes ….