National Novel Writing Month

1st November and it starts – National Novel Writing Month, write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, easy-peasy *snigger*.

So thats what I’m going to try and do, so thats why there won’t be quite so much stuff on here during November, so thats why there will just be a few links to a different blog instead, this one –  because that blog is where my written matter is going to appear, in fact the first page is there right now.

It won’t appear in any sort of order because thats not how my mind works, chapters will appear from nowhere, the time will span from 1932 to the current date and chapters will be all out of sequence and bits will be missing and detail will be wrong and the research won’t be done and by 30th November it will be a bloody miracle if there are 50,000 words on there or that they will make any sort of sense at all, but lets go along for the ride and see what happens.

Its a true story too, or at least the skeleton of the story is true, the actual story telling is mostly invented to flesh out the skeleton but the story as described and the time frame as intimated is absolutely true, I just hope that no-one sues.

This time next month Rodney I’ll be on Loose Women flogging a new best seller.

5 thoughts on “National Novel Writing Month

  1. Hi,

    I am interested in finding out some more information about one of the paintings on yours site. Please could you email me when it is convenient (i can’t seem to find your email address on the site anywhere.)


    Chris Steele

  2. I’m doing the nablopomo blog a day in november. Tough going. I think the novel is harder in some ways, less so in others. Either way – good luck.

  3. Cheers, and to you too.
    At the moment the 1500 words a day isn’t too bad because there’s so much to get down on (virtual) paper at the start but I suspect it’ll get harder further into it.
    A tip for everyone that I’ve discovered though – getting the word count is so much easier when you use dialogue instead of trying to describe the story !

  4. Even writers who don’t finish their novel this month can win a prize, via the unofficial NaNoWriMo Best First Line Contest. First prize is $100, second is $50, third is $25, and seven runners-up get a copy of the book, “Your Writing Coach.” No entry fee and the deadline is Dec. 4. Details and entry at

  5. Its not going to well now, the “first line contest” is probably the only one I’ll have a chance on 🙂

    10,000 words in and only 40,000 to go with 10 days left.

    Ah well, ’tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all…

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