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Nanowrimo 2012

November starts tomorrow, having settled into its new role as the month where you do something a bit different in order to give you something to talk about on the internet. As I already have facial hair, I can’t take part in Movember, so instead it’ll be another attempt at National Novel Writing Month. Amazingly, […]

National Novel Writing Month

There’s just a week until the 2011 version of National Novel Writing Month kicks off, and as with all my previous attempts at it, I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll have the time to do it this year. However, one thing I can report is that there’ll be write-in events taking place here in […]


Yes, I’ve managed to finish National Novel Writing Month again, and have just passed 50,000 words. (Anticlimactically, the 50,000th word was a simple ‘a’) It was harder this year than the two previous times I’ve tried it (2006 and 2009) because it became clear to me after a few days that the idea I had […]

Light posting ahead

(Because I need an excuse for that, obviously) Just to let you all know that I have decided to attempt NaNoWriMo again this year, so blog posts will be even sparser than usual until the end of the month, or until I abandon it, whichever comes first. I may post some samples and updates on […]

50,000 words is nothing, right?

Those few of you who are long-term readers of this blog may well remember that in 2006 and 2009 I attempted – and completed – National Novel Writing Month (aka Nanowrimo, though I don’t know why a contest that requires you to be prolix needs a shortened version of its name). I hadn’t really thought […]

Victory is mine

Yes, I did it. With 4 days to spare, I managed to get over the NaNoWriMo finish line, and hit 50,000 words a little after midnight last night. For those of you who care about such things, the 50,000th word was ‘people’. If you’re interested in what I’ve written, then the work-in-progress can be read […]

This doesn’t count towards the 50,000

Back in 2006, after completing a rather more physical challenge, I attempted National Novel Writing Month(if the site’s not working because of so many people trying to get word counts, here’s the Wikipedia explanation), and finished it victorious, completing a 50,000 word book in a single month. I intended to try it again in 2007 […]