Today marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month and it is with a sense of trepidation and fear that I have finally taken the leap to join it. I will no doubt wake up tomorrow and think to myself, “what on earth have I done this for!?” but for now it hasn’t quite sunk in.
From what I recall it’s a challenge to encourage those of us who – like me – have always put off writing a book, to actually get a proverbial ‘kick up the backside’ and write a novel of 50000 words in 30 days. In previous years, I would discover this midway through or once its over, but on another social media platform I saw the below official image
for the site and thought to myself that if ever I needed to create a draft of my story it should be now and it should be with the support of other writers.
I am completing my profile just as I am completing this blog post but it is my hope that together I will be able to chronicle my progress via my blog here as well as on the site itself.
Watch this space – hopefully I can comment on my successes, the pitfalls and everything else for the coming month.