No no Nanowrimo

A recent blog post mentioned Nanowrimo and how I had set myself the task of writing 50,000 words in the month of November.

Today is the halfway point and I should now be bragging about my achievements so far…Well the dog ate it, I left it on the bus… blah blah blah! excuses ad infinitum.

This year, like last year, I was probably a little presumptuous that the work situation would have calmed down by November. That has not been the case, if anything it has become increasingly busier. So with great reluctance I have decided to wave the white flag and give up. The novel that everyone supposedly has in them (so the cliché goes) will sadly have to wait for another year.

Though I have written 5,000 words for an academic paper in the last few days – though I doubt that will be able to count towards to the Nano word count.

Nanowrimo 2010

Today is the first day of Nanowrimo and like last year I have tentatively signed up to it. For those that don’t know Nanowrimo is a novel writing challenge that sees you write a 50,000 novel in 30-days. Easier said than done? Well last year for me it was, as I struggled to make it over the 25,000 barrier. This year after much delaying and dithering, I have signed up to it again.

Tonight, if I was on course I should be signing off with a daily total of 1667 – so far I have done everything else other than what I was supposed to be doing. Already my idea, one that I have figuratively blown the dust off for this year, is looking like it may be discarded for something else!

It’s still not too late to join in the fun, you will no doubt catch up with my not be revealed paltry total so far. I can be found here on their site (I need to update this too).

If you are still undecided here’s an interesting article on why it is a good idea