Thursday, 1 November 2012

The NaNo Countdown Begins


November 1st already - where have the last few months gone? No sooner are we complaining about shops stocking up with Christmas items too early, than we're actually beginning to think about buying cards!

First of all, the countdown to NaNoWriMo has begun and I'm grateful it started on a day when I have more time at home. I've even added a little counter to the side of the blog so I can remind myself how productive I'm being each time I come on here. Although I've started well, I'm doing something a little different - again!

My official NaNo novel is a contemporary set in Scotland, the first few chapters of which saw the light of day a few years ago, as per usual with some of my novels. At this stage, I'm not quite sure if it will be full length, or pocket novel length but I'm determined to get it finished. At the same time (unofficially), I'm writing a short historical novella that I'd like to publish on kindle for Christmas - optimism is not one of my failings, although it might be misplaced.

So that's the plan. But, as with last year, it's more about using November to complete two projects that would othewise linger too long in procrastination land. And I'm even on here this morning - wonder how long the euphoria will last!

Good luck to all blogging friends who are equally focused this month, whether or not you are taking part in the official NaNo challenge.

Rosemary

P.S. If anyone likes L.S. Lowry as much as I do  - I've just posted about the Lowry Trail in Berwick-upon-Tweed on Romancing History! I'm obviously in a writing mood today.

13 comments:

Joanna said...

Very best of luck with the challenge, Rosemary. I hope the writing flows beautifully every single day and I'm sure it will. x

Jean Bull said...

Good Luck, Rosemary, with the challenge. 2025 words in your box to the side. A really good start!

Mary Smith said...

Lots of luck, Rosemary. I couldn't face it this year but will cheer you from the sidelines!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot, Joanna - at least I've started well!

Thanks, Jean - maybe I shouldn't have made the word count so public, or maybe it will spur me on!

Thanks, Mary - all cheers gratefully receieved!

Teresa Ashby said...

Good luck, Rosemary - you're off to a great start :-) x

Anita Chapman said...

Good luck Rosemary. Hope you get loads done!x

Talli Roland said...

Best of luck with NaNo, Rosemary! Keep us posted.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Teresa - we'll see if I can continue like that!

Thanks, Anita - it's great to have some good wishes!

Thanks, Talli - I will do, unless it comes to a halt!

joanne fox said...

Good luck, Rosemary! You always sound incredibly productive to me, so who know what Nano will spur you on to achieve?

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Joanne - I just hope I can keep up the productivity!

Joan Fleming said...

Your word count is really impressive, Rosemary! a great start.

ange said...

You're an inspiration to us all Rosemary. You comment on blogs, you inform and entertain. Congratulations on your Top Commenter Award - well deserved. Good luck with your writing goals for November. xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Joan!

Many thanks for those lovely words, Ange!