If you’ve ever met me in person….. (grinning sheepishly…), I probably don’t have to tell you how excited I am that NaNoWriMo (nanowrimo.org) starts this Saturday, 1 November.
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which happens every November.
I’ve started a Facebook page for those who wish to be in a NaNo group and support each other. Support… that means kick in the bum when it’s needed, mostly… It’s a secret group, and by invitation. If you wish to join and don’t know me personally, send me a message via this webpage, with your username from NaNo and an email or your FB page link and I’ll join you up!
The more the merrier!
From last year: My winning entry was called A Sea of Green Unfolding, an historical adventure fiction with romantic elements.
From their page, …..
Your Average Per Day 1,686
Target Word Count 50,000
Target Average Words Per Day 1,667
Total Words Written 50,592 WINNER!
Synopsis… you can see last November’s posts for that, if you’re interested… but better….
Better, because I’ve found TWELVE students where I teach at Waihi College, in New Zealand, who want to do it as well! There is a site for young people who want to do NaNo, where they set their own goals. Find it at ywp.nanowrimo.org !
I am so proud of these students for putting their hands up.
It’s not a popular thing to do, but they have the guts to put it all on the line. I’ve started a “virtual classroom” for them and have joined it as a writer as well, so I’m on both NaNo and NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program sites, as LizziTremayne, if you wish to follow our progress!
The local newspaper, Waihi Leader, is coming on Thursday to interview them at school! YEAH!
If any of you out there want to get involved, go for it!
For myself, this November, I’m going to write the first part of the second novel in the series.
Due to my rearrangement of the novels (including inserting one in between the first and the previous second… now the third), the second half of the second novel is done, as is the first half of the third… Soooooo..
Looking to self publish the first one before Christmas and the other two at two month intervals….
and…. have done the research for the fourth! Guess I’ll be busy…