Time for a new challenge: NaNoWriMo!

September’s haiku challenge must have worn me out, because October has been mighty slow. Or perhaps just fallow. Time for some crop rotation…

November is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in 30 days, or 1667 words per day. (Click on the logo at left for more details or to join the fun.)

I’m in.

I’ve never written a novel before. Never even attempted it, let alone attempted it in 30 days. Well, it won’t be a finished novel in 30 days, but how cool would it be to have a first draft in that amount of time?

I’m in!

Day 1 report: I am thanking my lucky stars (and my niece and husband and mother-in-law) that I got the germ of an idea while on vacation last week. I used my journaling time while traveling to play with the idea and expand it a bit. That being said, it is still inchoate. I spent part of today organizing the various scribbles from my notebook. Then, I started writing. Since I didn’t really know where to start, I started with…chickens! Yup. We’ll see if they stay, but I’m pretty sure my main character is meant to have a chicken sidekick. 🙂

Day 1 word count: 1728

6 thoughts on “Time for a new challenge: NaNoWriMo!

  1. Oh I have enrolled but am not sure what i have let myself in for! I have been looking after the grandchildren during their school holidays so am behind already! HELP x your blog will reinspire me!


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