NaNoWriMo 2019 News!

The weeks have been absolutely flying by — along with all the deadlines that come with the last stretch of the year when you work in magazines. With the worst of the deadlines behind me now (I hope, because, wow, we were extremely busy), I realised about a week ago that NaNoWriMo is literally a few days away. And, in the spur of the moment, I signed up.

NaNoWriMo Plans

Now, I’m not planning on starting a new project for NaNoWriMo, but will try to finish The Knowledge Stones. Basically because I’ve been saying that for months now, but have completely fallen out of my writing routine. So I am seeing NaNoWriMo also as a way to get back into my writing routine. Will I reach 50K words though? Yes, if I manage to finish The Knowledge Stones! Actually, it should be a bit over 50K, but I’ll first focus on just getting the book done as opposed to simply hitting a target.

The first two days of NaNoWriMo didn’t go quite as planned, though. On Friday I was simply too tired after a week of deadlines and one crisis after another at work. I may have also had pizza for lunch and that also made me very lazy.

Then, on Saturday, it was the final match of the Rugby World Cup (South Africa vs England) and I spent part of the day listening to the match on the radio and, when we won, the street erupted with the sound of vuvuzelas, which was quite unexpected — and didn’t help my headache at all.

I ended up doing most of the chores on Saturday afternoon before starting to write. But this at least means that I can spend a glorious Sunday writing most of the day.

Peanuts GIF celebrate party

Updates for NaNoWriMo

I won’t be doing a lot of updates on the blog though, but will be doing updates on Patreon (where you’ll be able to read along if you’re a patron) and Instagram. Come say hi!

By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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