The Year of the NaNo Rebel

nanowrimoThat time of year is approaching, and I’ll be doing things a little differently this time.  We’re less than two weeks away from November, and that means late nights, comfort food hauls and playlists on repeat – yes, that’s right, it is NaNoWriMo once again.

Last year, drowning in character profiles and years of notes, I managed to write just over 20,000 words towards my novel, which at the time was titled The Soul Market.  The experience helped me an awful lot with my writing – it was this 20k that made me realise what was lacking from the story all along, and not long after I decided to start taking my writing a little more seriously.  Almost a year on, I have a completed first draft, and have made great progress with editing!

So, not wanting to miss out on all the NaNoWriMo fun, I’ve decided to join this year as a NaNo Rebel.  According to Wikiwrimo, a NaNo Rebel is:

a NaNoWriMo participant who chooses to write something besides a novel of at least 50,000 words

The term covers all sorts of writing projects, from non-fiction texts to blogging!  But I’ll be using the month to finish up editing, and hopefully have a completed novel I’m proud of by the end of November.

The end is in sight, and who knows – by NaNoWriMo 2017, I might be ready to start a whole new novel!

Who else is doing NaNoWriMo this year?

Happy writing!


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