Tag: 50k

Dec 01

They think it’s all over…

…it is now. NaNoWriMo is done and dusted for another year. Right now you’re probably sobbing into your novel for one of two reasons. Either you ‘failed’ (you can’t fail – Failure is not an option) or you’re so damn happy you finished you can’t contain yourself. Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating the end of the …

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Nov 19

You’re a bloody superhero!

There have been a few whispers of ‘giving up’ in the past couple of days. Furtive glances at word counts followed by squeaks of terror and gasps of dread. I’ll never finish! This is pointless, my novel is crap…I’m crap! Wahh! The Good: Let me get one thing straight – you are not crap, you …

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Nov 11

Failure is not an option

Tomorrow is 20k day! Not a 20k race, something much more challenging…hitting the 20k mark in your NaNo novel. If you’re nowhere near hitting the magic number yet, don’t fret. NaNo is a challenge, yes, but that doesn’t mean you fail if you don’t hit the 50k. Ok, you don’t finish the NaNo challenge but …

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Nov 03

The one and only rule you need for NaNoWriMo…

Keep writing. No matter what happens, no matter what goes wrong, no matter what noises you hear coming from Mummy and Daddy’s room late at night, do not stop writing. Especially with that last one, this is one time when curiosity is best left to fester. That’s all you need to know to survive the …

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Oct 17

They’re heeeere…

They're heeeere...

Yes, I’m talking about the NaNoWriMo haters. I’ve already seen the moaners, the whingers, and the blissfully ignorant laughing and pointing their fingers. “HA HA HA HA, writing? You don’t know what writing is!” Half of them say “You should be writing every month!” and the other half are saying “50,000 words in 30 days? …

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