NaNoWriMo 2008

After much prevaricating I’ve arived on the eve of NaNoWriMo 2008 undecided about whether to take part or not. I made it to 24,000 words in 2006, then skipped 2007. But should I throw myself off the cliff and try again in 2008? There are many arguments for and against but after much consideration I’ve decided that…

…screw it…I’m in!

I will be working on The New Age, an epic of chaos magic in an alternative Britain shaped by a magical revolution in the Elizabethan age. Extracts to come…maybe.

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3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2008”

  1. Hi Damien

    Good Luck! I did do NaNoWriMo when I wanted to get a first draft of a novel done – it gave me the perfect excuse to not do any other writing (reviews, poems, etc) but focus solely on the novel. It worked. I think if you take it in that spirit and shut off your inner critic, it’s useful. I’m not doing this year because the 50,000 word target doesn’t work for poems.

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  2. Good luck with NaNoWriMo! Too Shy to Stop just featured a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham as inspiration for NaNoWriMo participants. You can read the article here.

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