Monday, November 2, 2009

Mini Nano

Where would writers be without chocolate and coffee?

This month is Nano November -- write 50,000 words in a month. Tansy has taken up the challenge with a new born and a preschooler. She's inspired me.

But I'm not so brave. I've decided to to a mini-nano. I'm aiming for 25,000 words in a month. My excuses?

All 6 children (plus an extra) still at home. (Will they never leave? Perhaps my husband and I should run away from home?).

Started new job, teaching at Qantm College. (Have discovered the joys of marking assignments. And you thought it was hard to write them!).

Volunteered to be on the Romance Writers of Australia Management Committee, then suggested I organise an EnVision type workshop for them. Am currently collected quotes for accommodation and finalising figures. (Why do I do this to myself? My problem is that I like a challenge).

Can't think of any other excuses.

I'm actually looking forward to immersing myself in my latest book project.


TansyRR said...

Go Rowena! No excuses necessary, just goooooo.

Anonymous said...

What if you don't like coffee and are allergic to chocolate??

Probly best I'm not doing NaNo.

I do aim to finish an MS by the end of the year, though, and only *mumbles* 70,000 words to go. Bugger, bet get cracking...

Good luck to all with real NaNos and personal NaNos!

Cheers, Lisa.

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Hi Lisa,

How do you survive without chocolate? What's your 'reward' food?

You have 70K to go?

I've only written 10K of my new book. 90K to go!

Anonymous said...

Being allergic isn't the same as avoiding... ;) I just get a stern note from my body when I've over indulged. Now that I think about it, I haven't had chocolate since... oh, the TimTam at the Melbourne Cup lunch at work today. But before that... it's been ages.

Yeah, 70,000 or there abouts. BFF (Big Fat Fantasy) which I hope to make slimmer once done, but I know I won't bring in a first draft under 160,000. To my eternal shame.

Cheers, Lisa.

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Isn't it funny, how books insist on running to the length they want to go to?