Yes, I have signed up for NaNoWriMo for 2010. OK, I am a little bit early, but who cares I am showing commitment. For anyone who has is not book obsessed and dreams of holding a book with their name on ( no, I don't mean a personalised diary) and has never heard of NaNoWrMo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and it happens every year throughout the month of November. The aim is to write a novel of 50,000 words between the 1st November and the 30th November; that works out to 1,667 words a day.
Now many of you know that I had planned to write a book last year and the year before and to be fair I have produced two nearly finished first drafts. Unfortunately that just isn't good enough and I need to get off my behind and actually produce a finished manuscript that I can send off to be published. Hubby believes I can do it, and I am fed up of letting him down. I believe I can do it, I am just too damn good at procrastinating.
So in order to make up for the last two years of procrastination, I intend to produce two first drafts. Not at the same time, because that just wouldn't work for me. What I want to do is have a trial run of NaNoWriMo during October to see how I get on. Anyone care to join me in this mad adventure?
I don't want to waste time anymore and I plan to spend the rest of September finishing the first two unfinished drafts I have and plan the next two. I am setting myself some serious deadlines, but I feel that if I don't I may as well give up my dream and go back to teaching. I want this year to be make or break with my dream of novel writing.
I know quite a few of my fellow bloggers have attempted this before, so any helpful tips would be much appreciated. I am also looking for a word count widget to add to my blog, anyone know where I can get one?
I am really excited and really scared, but I am hoping many of you will come along for the ride and support me when the going gets tough.
Here's to a productive Autumn.