Nanowrimo 2011

Well, it was an experience!

A big thank you to everyone who encouraged and supported me, particularly my long-suffering partner!

I’m not sure I’d bother with it again though. I mean, I know I can write 50k words in a month without having a deadline. I thought there would be more interaction between writers but it’s actually a very isolationist website. 

The thing that made me laugh was the amount of pep talks that were emailed to me. These were really lengthy monologues on how difficult it is to write (is it?) and how to overcome writer’s block (what’s that?) I skipped most of them. I was trying to write 50k words; I didn’t have time to read pages of other people’s opinions!

November is a really bad time for me to be committing to do lots of things. It’s my busiest month of the year so I think I’ll just put it down to experience. 

The novel, though completely unplanned, went really well. Loads of other things came out in addition to writing about how I cope with my partner who suffers from depression. It was very cathartic and releasing. I will leave the first draft for a few months and then look at it; I’ll have forgotten what I’ve written by then and come to it fresh. 

Meantime, I’m really looking forward to January 2012 A River Of Stones. I love the WOWH community; people know how to encourage you there!

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One Comment on “Nanowrimo 2011”


  1. Congratulations. Very well done indeed to complete the challenge – I hadn't even the guts to start! You have my admiration.


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