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.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

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.


  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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