NaNoWriMo 2019

Oh my goodness, how is it this time again already! Once again, despite all the reminders, NaNoWriMo has managed to sneak up on me, and I am kicking today off completely unprepared. I would like to think that this is the year that I complete the 50,000 words, but realistically, that isn’t going to happen! Instead, I am declaring as a pantser and a rebel with a plan all of my own for this year.

I recently signed up for the Fairies and Fairy Magic diploma through the Centre of Excellence – I am part way through the first module and it is absolutely fascinating and I am learning so much of value for WIP1, which is going to be the focus of this year’s NaNo (although WIP2 is currently throwing a fairly epic tantrum at being ignored). My current plan for NaNo is to spend at least an hour each day studying this course, with my trusty Scapple file open ready to add ideas to as they come to me. I also want to use what I learn to add at least 15,000 words to my WIP – how hard can 500 words a day be, right?


I am excited for this year – I have my buddies set up on the NaNo website, and support from two brilliant Facebook writing groups. I am hoping that the group enthusiasm (and my competitive nature) will keep me focused and on target all month.

Who else is joining me this year? Are you a planner or a pantser? A rebel or an old school wrimo? Whatever your plan is, let’s all cheer each other on this year!

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