(Thought I’d published this… oh well, better late than never…)
Just in case you were wondering where I’d gone for the past month I was up to my eyes becoming one of these:
For those of you that have not seen or heard of this, it is a challenge to write fifty thousand words (50,000 words) in the thirty months of November, which works out at about 1667 words a day (or 1700 as I aimed for).
Is this a good thing to do? I have read of some people who can write twice this amount each day but they don’t always have to write with a full-time job too. It’s also a good way of getting ideas down quickly.
It’s not recommended if you have loads to do, you are of a lazy disposition, suffer easily from repetitive strain injury or are at risk from stress-related hair loss.
Still, I found it worthwhile (all being well you might get to read the results of my attempts sometime towards the end of 2014). Give it a go yourself and see what you think. And treat yourself to a t-shirt. There’s some nifty stuff in their store: https://store.nanowrimo.org/merchandise