NaNoWriMo anyone?

Is anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year? 

For anyone who doesn't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It's billed as Thirty days and nights of literary abandon. The idea is that you write a novel during the month of November. Scary, eh?

I think it's a brilliant idea. You have a deadline and you even have a forum where like minds inspire, complain and sympathise. 

Having said that, I've never been tempted to try it. I have deadlines so I don't need a self-imposed one. Also, I worry that it would take away all creativity. I'd be too concerned with getting the quota of words written instead of making sure they were good words.

For all that, I love to hear how people are getting on with it and I know that a lot of writers (me included) need a kick up the proverbial now and again. I've heard of many success stories coming from it.

So - are you doing NaNoWriMo? If so, tell us how you're getting on. 

And good luck to all participants!

© Shirley Wells 2016