I think this is my third year of doing NaNoWriMo in a row and I always enjoy the experience. Although I find solace in writing… I also find it fun to write with like minded people.
In case you are unaware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. The aim is for a writers across the globe to jot down 50,000 words in the thirty days of November. This works out as 1600 words a day but you can raise or lower your end target as you see fit. These words do not have to be of good quality. You can edit them in December or in the following year.
My project this year is called The White Waste (working title). It’s a horror novel set in the Antarctic Circle. I haven’t written a horror story in years and after reading Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition (You can read my review by clicking anywhere in these brackets) and visiting several artic exhibitions the idea for this novel popped into my head.
Because I’ll be focusing solely on NaNoWriMo this month there won’t be another top five article this year. I’ll be posting a update on the 15th, half way in the month and another post on the 30th when I would have hopefully reached my 50,000 word target.
Wish me luck.