Writing My Own Novel? – NaNoWriMo 2017


This is something I’ve been considering for a while now and it’s only today that I’ve finally convinced to sign up and join in with this years NaNoWriMo! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and runs through the entire month on November with the aim to encourage its participants to start their novel and write a grand total of 50,000 words! I’ve had a couple of book ideas and accompanying notes jotted down in various journals and Word documents, however, I’ve never managed to write more than 1000 words due to the horrible feeling of doubt and my enormous workload!

I always compare myself and my work to others and then that horrible feeling of doubt beings to grow in my mind and I start to question whether my work is good enough and whether I should even be writing. I don’t plan to have a finished product by the end of the of the month, instead, I just want to finally put my ideas on a page and into complete sentences and hopefully, the whole process will increase my confidence when it comes to writing!

This is a huge task which requires a lot of work, and I know I haven’t left myself much time to prepare but I’m going to give it a good old go! Fingers crossed, that I can keep up and not get too overwhelmed with the word count! I plan to work on my YA fantasy novel which I’ve been hinting about on here for a while but I don’t want to reveal the synopsis just yet! That is something you’ll just have to wait for!

If you’ve participated before or are planning to participate this year then I’d love to know and I’d especially love to hear some of your tips for surviving NaNoWriMo! I plan to do weekly updates where I’ll record my progress and my thoughts on the whole process so keep your eyes peeled for those! Finally, if you’re interested in joining or just want to follow all the action then you can head to the website www.nanowrimo.org and sign up there!



11 thoughts on “Writing My Own Novel? – NaNoWriMo 2017

  1. AJ (my creator) will joining in on NaNo again this year. She says just keep writing. Don’t edit, don’t read back to far. She says if you leave yourself in cliff hanger mode you’ll start up the next day faster, and you’ll be excited to finish what you started. AJ tries not to leave without a ‘this is next’ step even if that means not finishing a sentence.

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      1. Anytime. I’d say us writers have to stick together but I’m a crappy writer that’s AJ’s thing not mine. AJ says you can follow along with our progress on my blog or her nano account AJ Hunter. I can give you a link if you want it.

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