So it's that time of year again. November seems to come around quicker every year, and since it's only a week away we need to start talking NaNo.
So November is creeping ever nearer, and with it comes National Novel Writing Month. A month of tapping away at your computer, gulping through cup upon cup of coffee and losing sleep to make sure you get your word count.
But it's fun, I swear.
So I thought I'd do a bit of a 'how-to' guide for anyone who's thinking about trying NaNoWriMo for the first time, or for anyone who has done it but feels they need a bit of advice.
Well, it was a long month but I did it. 50,225 words later and NaNoWriMo 2015 is over. I won't lie and say that it's a novel worth reading, or that it's readable at all. To be honest I haven't actually read over it all myself yet. I'm a little bit scared to as I am aware just how bad it is.
So It's just past the halfway point of NaNoWriMo and I've reached 27,095 words. I am so glad that I was a planner not a pantser this year, it has helped me so much to have the plan to look back on every time I've been stuck on something. The story has actually changed a lot in the past two weeks, I've realised things that don't really work from my original plan and changed some characters so that they fit better.
I know I've been a bit quiet for a couple of weeks and I do have a reason. I've been thinking about attempting NaNoWriMo again this year, so I've been doing some prep for that. I have tried to complete it the last two years and have failed pretty miserably. The first year I got to 20,000 words before giving up, last year I got to a measly 8,000 words. I think I had the same problem both years, just a basic lack of planning.