NaNoWriMo: Writing 50,000 Words In November

November is NaNoWriMo. It stands for National Novel Writing Month and although I am not thinking of writing a novel, I am probably long overdue to write another eBook. So I’m thinking of signing up to the challenge. Here’s the idea: Write 50,000 words in a month Write every day for the 30 days of November That’s 1,666 words a day I can do that. I’ve done it before and, as I said yesterday, I’m ready for a new challenge. Can you write a book in a month? No. But can you gather together 50,000 half decent words during November […]

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Why Is It So Hard To Say NO?

Today is November 1st. And today I started a challenge. To write a book within a month. It’s a bit like NaNoWriMo, about which I’ve written before, except I’m not writing a novel. I’m writing a memoir, and along with my two writing colleagues, we are each committed to writing 1,000 words a day. I’ve been preparing the ground for a while now, i.e. thinking about it and writing notes, downloading something called Scrivener. Yesterday I looked at my diary for November to work out what was going to get in my way. I have whole-day commitments on 4th, 7th and 11th […]

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