NaNo Virgin


Tonight is Halloween night and it’s​ also the last night before NaNoWriMo starts. Scary on both counts.

This is my first attempt at NaNo and I am super excited, but also ​terrified of the month ahead. Can I make it through the month and get to November 30 without going mental? Time will tell.

So what is this NaNoWriMo​?

Below is how its explained on the Nanowrimo website.

“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel”

It is​ a great concept and I hope the global scale of it and the accountable part will help me get to the 50000 words by the end of November. It means writing at least 1600 words per day. As I work full time my plan is to aim for 1000 every night after work and 6-8000 on the weekend. It will mean minimal social life, Facebook and posting on here. Apart from the odd update on how I am going with my writing.

My plan is to continue my novel “Secrets in the Lake” Have already written 15000 words and with the extra 50000, ​I should hopefully have enough by end November for the ​first draft. That is the plan.

There is still time to join :-) If you want to buddy up you can find me under SalMG

So until next time,​ please excuse my absence. But I am determined to get to the end of November with the ​first draft of my novel under my belt.

Good luck to all Wrimos out there. May we all succeed and have fun getting to the end.


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