NaNoWriMo, Uncategorized, writing

NaNo? yeah, nah…kinda?

November is almost upon us, and with it, the madness of NaNoWriMo. The internet is being flooded with posts for and against, and writers everywhere are taking sides in the yearly debate of whether you can write a decent novel in a month, or whether you can call yourself a writer if you only write in November/during these challenges etc etc.

I don’t really care to get involved in that. There are pros and cons, and every writer is different. Personally, I can’t, at this point, fathom writing that many words in a month though I have done it before, and I may well do it again in the future.

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This is Xanthe. She’s about 15 now and sleeps ~20 hrs a day. Mainly she wakes up to yawn (like this), have some smooches and eat/drink. She is one of the most beautiful cats I’ve seen 🙂

What I DO care about, is how much fun it is to write alongside others. So, this November I will be working on the second novella in the Witches of Kotahi Bay series (aka: the book that comes after In the Spirit, but doesn’t have a title yet). I’m thinking it’ll top out around the 20K mark, and it will be an absolute blast to write – made more fun by participating in a bunch of word sprints over twitter and facebook, and experiencing the joy that is writing alongside some of my favourite writer friends.

Bring it!!! COME ON. I want it to be Nov 1st!!!

I’m spending the last few days of October trying to pin down a few more plot points, but I already have half the book written in my head and I am so very much looking forward to having a new adventure with Alyssa, her best friend Kelly, Mrs Nolan and the new guy who has moved in down the road. I’m also crushing on kittens right now, so I think I’ll give Alyssa one to keep her company.

So, if you’re writing in November, you won’t find me signed up on the NaNo site, but you will find me online. I’ve got some writing sprints locked down for every Tuesday and Wednesday (probably in the am), but I’m up for writing sprints just about whenever – hit me up at @JCHart

 

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5 thoughts on “NaNo? yeah, nah…kinda?”

    1. She needs a cat, right? lol still debating whether it’ll be a stray, a rescue cat, or one she buys/has given to her. I guess Kelly could bring it with her! Yes, okay, now I have a hilarious scene in my head. Why isn’t it November yet??

      Will you be posting pics of your paintings on twitter?? snippets?

      1. I was going to say a stray, but your idea is better LOL.
        Yeah I will post as I paint ! Probably Instagram & Twitter. Which reminds me I need to get some photos from the illustrator so you guys can see the concept sketches! Also, I should probably get off the couch and finish planning before Saturday.

        Bring on November!

  1. I’ll be joining in on the writing this year. I finished the One Ring Scarf and don’t plan on taking on any more commissions for the rest of the year so other than pre-planning for Loose Endings I’ve got some time to do some writing.

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