Sunday, 1 November 2015


AKA National Novel Writing Month.  I've been taking part in this for years.  Basically you write 50,000 words in 30 days. I've done it every year for the last 8 years except last year (cos I was in Singapore for the wedding)  I've never achieved the 50k although one year I did get to about 30k.  You aim for 1667 words a day, no editing, no re writing.  You just write.  I usually write a Mills and Boon type of romance novel. People can be scornful of romance novels but it's a bulti million dollar a year industry!
This year I'm trying a semi autobiographical woman's fiction book about a woman who has to deal with the breakdown of her long marriage and how everyone has an opinion it and what she should do.  They say write what you know!!! It's funny as well as downright awful in places.  Bit like my life really ;-)


  1. Good luck. I think I should try to write a novel but then I think I really just want to be JK Rowling! lol. x

  2. My daughter has done if for about nine or ten years. I've done it three times and it can be fun. Good luck!

  3. Good luck, it's a big task but broken down and with encouragement I guess it's very manageable.

    They say everyone has a novel in them ... I think mine's hiding very well :-)

  4. Wow! Hats off to you, I couldn't write creatively for toffee!

  5. Good luck to you, I have heard about this but I am a numbers person not words! Do you submit the entry anywhere?


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