Erin Green Author - blog
October has arrived! Which means I'm planning for NaNoWriMo starting in four weeks! Yep, I am. I visited the official website this morning and have entered my project details. My working title 'R at the Lakeside Cottage'* is purely a reference for me, as titles frequently change before publication. I've started to write this story, but will pick up the pace in the coming weeks.
The goal is to write 50,000 brand-new sparkly words during the month of November - just 1667 words a day. It's a fab way to tackle a first draft which goes some way to explaining why I love October and November.
When I say planning, I don't just mean polishing the post-it note planning I've already created for my current project, I mean my daily life. My home, food, pets, social life and weekend tasks - everything gets attention in October in preparation for NaNoWriMo. And, despite my best intentions, life can still throw me a curve ball!
My excitement for this NaNoWriMo is heightened as my July experience was muted by my recovery; I had to rest. So I did.
I am ready to join thousands of writers around the world, aiming for their word count - that's a huge writing group.
For further details: press NaNoWriMo website
*apologies - my working title looks like 'rat the Lakeside Cottage' - it isn't, I promise.