NaNoWriMo 2009

nano_09_red_participant_120x240.pngSo … another year, another NaNo and the new web badges for 2009’s participants have gone up on the site today.

This time I’m actually going to try to write a novel. Last year it was an exercise in stamina building. Having bound and gagged my inner editor I wrote 61k pure stream of consciousness drivel in three weeks. No, I couldn’t possibly have edited it into shape, but I did learn how to write snappy dialogue, I learned how to let go and found myself with a creative resource that I’ve drawn on for short stories during the year.

In the run-up to 1 November I’ve decided I’m not writing anything – apart from ideas in my notebook – a bit like going on a diet then being able to splurge when it’s finished (not that I do that but you know what I mean). I have a title for my ‘novel’ – it’s Bending Daisies. As I’ve no idea what I’m writing yet, I’ve no idea what genre it will be either so I’ve filed it under ‘Other Genres’. Warning, it may be speculative. It will be quirky. It could be weird but it will be fun. If you fancy joining me on the NaNo site, I’m there as dotseven. Counting down …

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  1. I’m signed up for this year too – my first time!

    I haven’t got any notes or a title sorted out yet though. I’m trying to steer clear of recycling some older ideas I’ve been working on for too long, and am hoping fresh inspiration will strike 🙂

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  2. Ah, it’ll be good! Last year I just started typing and kept going! I’m not a planner – I like to write and see what emerges! Though thinking about it, might just need to be a bit more organised this year 🙂

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