Are You NaNoWriMo-ing?

Graf von Faber Castell Anello Ivory RollerballSo we’re already a week into NaNoWriMo 2012 (National Novel Writing Month). How’s it been going for you?

I love the concept of these 30 word-packed days, of wannabe writers across the world hunched over laptops scrabbling for inspiration.

I know plenty of writers this enforced period of productivity really suits. For some folks it seems to be the ideal way to stoke up ideas and get them to catch alight on the page.

I also know that, personally, it doesn’t work for me. My plotlines and characters need time and space to breathe and grow.

I do find myself wondering how many of the 30-day booklings end up becoming fully-fledged novels, and how many of those make it from Macbooks to bookshelves. But just the thought of all that writing going on brings a glow to my heart.

So if you’re taking part, I’ll raise a glass (or rather, a mug of coffee) to you. Keep it up!

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