Has this year gone fast or what! I know I haven’t posted much on this blog, life has gotten ahead of me rather quickly which of course hasn’t left me much time for writing although it has ALWAYS been in my thoughts and I’m always coming up with ideas for my stories.
This year I am again partaking in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you face the challenge of writing a word count of 50,000 words within the month of November. This will be my second year taking part. Whilst I didn’t quite reach 50k last year, I was happy with what I did achieve and hope to work my way towards my goal this year (even if again I don’t reach 50k). Even one word over is an accomplishment in my eyes and I will be happy with whatever word count I can gain and it will make me ever closer to me finishing my novel.
Tomorrow I’m actually starting a day early (although the word count wont count towards NaNoWriMo ) as I am attending the TWELVE lock in writers session with the SA Writers Centre so that means twelve long hours of constant writing, no kids, no hubby and no disruptions! I don’t get to do this often (maybe just once a year) but it helps to get those creative juices flowing and really get my writing on a roll. I really would like to finish this book that has been in my head for so very long.
I wish all those writers that are taking up the challenge of writing 50,000 words all the very best and a huge good luck wishes for NaNoWriMo! Don’t pressure yourself too hard, just do what you can and feel accomplishment in reaching whatever you can do!
And because they keep me writing and are my inspiration, here is a quick photo that I took of my kids the other day, their laughter, fun and imagination keeps me going so I thought I would share this image of them as I instantly fell in love with it, I mean seriously? Who could resist those happy laughing faces, they just make me want to smile in return and they will make me determined to write as much as I can tomorrow before tomorrow evening when I head back into their foray of giggles.
Anyway that’s it from me as I best get some sleep whilst I can, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy writing and story telling!