NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 #1

NaNoWriMo Participant BannerYes, it’s that time of year again, National Novel Writing Month prep season is upon us! This will be my (lucky?) 13th time participating. As you can see from the screenshot below, last year didn’t go so well…

2016 novel stats screenshot

In my defence, I had a young baby and was desperately writing up my MSc dissertation, so I was a bit busy and a bit tired. But hey, look at that lifetime word count! Over half a million NaNoWriMo words! That’s good, right?

Anyway, this year I have decided to have another bash at last year’s story. This will technically be the 3rd attempt at it. I planned to write it for 2015 then changed my mind at the last minute (see NaNoWriMo 2015), before having a proper go in 2016. The whole novel is planned from start to finish, the Scriviner file is set up and ready to go. I just need to refresh myself on my notes and we’ll be all set.

The added challenge: this year during November I will be on my PhD! Is this good for NaNo or bad? I’m not sure yet. I’ll be busy, I’ll have lots of work to do and be finding my feet in my new academic environment. On the other hand I’ll be at university managing my own time so finding a quiet hour in the library every day might be easier. Who knows! But I do have a plan and I do have the motivation so at least I’ve got a chance.

However, since I’m already ‘ready’, and it’s still a while until November, and I don’t start my PhD for a couple of weeks, I’m doing a little something else in the meantime. Something I should be working on now actually. Something with pixies…IN SPACE! Coming soon, watch this space ;).



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