Jena Petrie | 2018 NaNoWriMo
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2018 NaNoWriMo

2018 NaNoWriMo


November has arrived and with it, National Novel Writing Month. This challenge has expanded from its original concept of being national, to being an international success story with tens of thousands of writers around the world committing to try and write a minimum of 50,000 words during the month.

I’ve taken part before, largely because it forces me to write even when I don’t have a clear picture in my head of the plot, or sometimes, even the characters.

So what about this year, you ask?

Well, so far I know the name of the hero (Vaughan)…

And I know the basic plot…

As for the rest, that required some very late research because I wasn’t sure I could trust my muse to come up with anything worthwhile and I didn’t want to risk going off on a wrong path. My research reminded me of a number of things I’d known in the past – things I’d forgotten in the fear of not being able to achieve my goal.

Now, having done that research, collated my thoughts, done some brainstorming, drawn up a plan and written a few notes, I’ve kicked the fear onto another fairway. I’m all set to start back into the story, confident that I have a good plot to guide me.

If I can just concentrate on writing the story, I should be able to achieve the month’s target of 50,000 words.

Watch this space!