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NaNoWriMo 2018: The Beginning Of The End?

So for the last three or so years, I have tried (and failed) to successfully complete NaNoWriMo and here I am again wanted to do it. Here is to hoping...

As I am writing this NaNoWriMo starts in around 8 days. I have no idea what I am going to be doing on the 1st November except I have a lecture between 1 and 3. My only Lecture for the whole week. 

I have been quiet about my idea for writing a novel. I think I have mentioned it twice on this blog but this seems a little bit different. Although I think that I say that to myself every time but alas. It feels different.

I am 40,000 words into a novel that if I complete 50,000 words I could reach the end of a novel by the end of the book by the end of November. This both excites and terrifies me. I think that one of the reasons why I am so scared is because I have never finished a novel before and I don't know what to do after that. I know I have to edit but it terrifies me nevertheless.

So this month feels different because my schedules changed, I am only at university part-time with my one lecture a week with a part time job with a couple of other commitments. I have time. Check. 


I am also so motivated. I might be so terrified but I want to win. Not only do I want to win but I want to finish the book. I have so many other stories that are calling me. That I want to write but this one first. Motivation. Check. 

I also have technology. For a person who can't drive I spend a lot of time on buses doing nothing but staring out of the window. With a literally computer in my pocket. I have technology to write. Technology. Check. 

I also have a group of writers who I can do it with. I am not only. I also run a twitter account where I can run writing spirits to force myself to write. They can also tell me if it is crap. People. Check. 

The most important... I have a plan. I know what I am going to write. I just need to write it. I just need to do it. Idea. Check. 

So the beginning of the end? I hope so. I will update at the end so fingers crossed. (AH!!!)


Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Do you have any tips? Let me know in the comments I will take any help that I can get!

See you soon, 

Amy    

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