I’m taking the writing plunge. Three years later.

I first heard about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2008. It takes place in November every year and presents an opportunity to write a 50,000-word novel. I immediately got drawn to the idea of taking part and planned to do so that very November. Unfortunately, many events drowned out my desires and I never took part. 1,677 words a day is a lot, in fact it’s scary. But this year, I won’t let that deter me. I’ll just write. Some days I’ll do 2,000 words and on some days I may write 200 or nothing at all. There’s a skeleton of a tale in my head and I think it’ll be liberating to let it out.

So wish me luck, my dear friends. I’ll need it. The writing will begin on 1st November and you’ll be able to see my progress on this blog as I’ll be installing a widget for word count. I may solicit ideas for twists and turns in my story through polls in this blog. Please indulge me.

Doing this three years later may be a good thing after all. A lot has changed and my take on life is more relaxed and less severe. This is thanks to growing up (being on the right side of 30) and taking myself less seriously. You can therefore be rest assured that even if I fall short of the target word count of 50,000 words at the end of November, you won’t have to talk me off the ledge.

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  1. Good luck! I did NaNoWriMo in 2009. Although I didn’t finish 50,000 words (my novel had been released that month and I was immersed in book promotion), I did end up with a great start for my next novel. I look forward to hearing about your progress.

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  2. Missed NaNoWriMo this year but I’ll try to do it next year (if I don’t forget). Good luck with your writing!

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  3. Just do it! best of luck!

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  4. You go, girl. 3 years later is probably a good thing for the reasons you mentioned. In any case, you’re planning to do it this year and that’s what counts. That you ARE doing it. 100% behind you!

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  5. Go for it.Wow, what a target !!

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  6. Hey Kemi, Thanks for the link to my site! Good luck with NaNoWriMo this year – are you also doing WP’s Post a day challenge?

    Love your site as well – keep it up!

    Lifeatnofixedabode

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  7. Good luck Kemi! I know you will do excellent

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  8. i know you will do great! stay motivated and have fun!

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  9. I do wish you luck! You are brave, but everyone who does it, raves about it.

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  10. I too am a writer working on a novel. Haven’t gotten much done on it yet, though. I’m used to writing non-fiction stuff. Oh how I admire your ambition! Everything in its own time, huh? Glad I found your blog…

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    • Aw, thanks for stopping by, Sara. I hope I can complete the challenge but I won’t beat myself up. Is non-fiction easier than fiction in your experience? Just wondered :-). Ciao!

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  11. Kemi, I’ll be joining you for NaNoWriMo. It will be my first time, too. Blessings!

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  12. Cool. I’m going to have to think about this one – thanks for all the links. I’m going to check it out for myself – you’ve encouraged me!

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  13. Best wishes! Write lots now, edit later… I’ve never done NaNoWriMo, but I have spewed 50,000 words in a month more than once. The key for anyone trying is idea first, grammar, details, and refinement later.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by. This is my first NaNoWriMo and my third attempt at writing a novel. Wishing you lots of luck with yours and l look forward to browsing your site.

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