What do weather forecasters know?
Sometimes they don’t seem to be able to predict the weather for the next few days, let alone long-term. That said, they have predicted the weather for the next few months and good old blighty can apparently expect the worst winter in living memory.
They’re saying there is potential for record snowfall in November. Prolonged snow. The type that bites at your ankles every time you step foot outside your door. Not the news you want as we head deeper into Autumn. I’m only just about getting used to the falling leaves and the daily rain.
Wait a minute. Record snowfall?
There is a good part to this post. Honest.
I’ve posted before (many, many times) about the joys of NaNoWriMo. The National Novel Writing Month is free to enter. Your target is to write 50,000 words in the calendar month of November.
To some, 50,000 words might seem like a breeze (I’m not one of them), to others it is a hefty word-count to write in just 30 days. I have entered NaNo twice in the past and somehow have managed to ‘win’ both times. This July I managed it with a day to spare!
What I’ve learnt with NaNo is that it really is GREAT to help you kick-start a new project. Whether it’s a new novel or a collection of short stories, the word-count is all good. NaNo does help inspire you into a good writing routine. For rules and to sign-up just click the image above to go through to the official website.
How is my writing going at the moment?
Slow though there is forward momentum.
You need one of those time-lapse cameras to see the movement, but it is there!
With that in mind, I’m giving it a miss this time. Once a year is enough for me at the moment and I’m still recovering from my July trip to Camp NaNo.
Anyone taking part in NaNoWriMo this November?
If you are, best of luck to you all. It’ll beat being out in the record snowfall. Be nice and warm inside writing your next novel. 🙂
Thanks for reading.