I’ve decided that I’m going to give NaNoWriMo a go.
I’ll be working on the novel I’ve already been working on, which has about three completed chapters written. However, after much procrastination, I realise they will need complete re-writes, so I’m effectively starting from scratch.
Over the next month, I’m going to work hard on chapter outlines, names and world building so that I can write at the speed of light come November.
The goal is to write 50,000 words, which won’t be the full novel. Although it won’t be a finished novel, probably about half of a novel, I think we can all agree 50,000 words would be significant progress from three about to be scrapped chapters.
The goal I have in my head for my finished novel is 80,000 – 100,000 words, which I think is a good length – not too long, not too short.
If I make huge progress this month and a writing fever sets in, I may cheat and start writing before November 1st. But even if I did that, I would still aim to write 50,000 words in November.
It’s an exciting prospect, I feel like a five year old on a friday at school at 3:30pm.