I thought about taking part in NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve contemplated taking part in the last four competitions but always found a reason not to enter.
The last couple of years I’ve been studying, so the thought of juggling 50,000 words and OU assignments at the same time made me put my NaNoWriMo ambitions on hold.
I like the idea of free-writing 50,000 words to start a new project. I also like the idea of having definite targets to work towards. In the first week of October I had an idea for a novel. I logged onto their website and looked how to enter. I was ready to sign-up.
And then it hit me.
I’m editing the last novel I wrote. I don’t want to get caught up with a new project. I already have a script, novel, two flash fiction stories and two short stories on the go. (And this blog, of course!) The last thing I need to do is add to that list.
I need to FINISH something and submit it.
Editing my novel takes priority; NaNoWriMo will wait another year. I’ll let this idea fester in the back of my mind until then. I’ve written some notes and I’ll keep thinking about it until next November. Hopefully by 2012 there will be nothing to stop me.
Until then in the spirit of targets I’ve added a progress bar to the Crime Novel in Progress section to your left. Thanks to Stacking Pennies blog for that.
Good luck to everyone taking part this year. Let me know how you’re getting on. NaNoWriMo rules!