NaNoWriMo Author

Novels can take an age to write, or 30 days in you NaNoWriMo, and I do (see me).

In 2016 I’m planning to write book three of the Locked series – it might even be the last installment.

For those that don’t know NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and happens every November, it’s run in the name of literacy.  I found out about this in 2013 and took part that year.  The result was quite a rough draft of “Locked Up”.  In 2014 I used it for a very very rough first cut of “Locked In”.  I had hoped to use 2015 to write the third instalment, “Locked Down”, but that didn’t happen, I didn’t manage to find an acceptable storyline and I was (am still) working through the total re-write of “Locked In”.

That of course, is the big danger of NaNoWriMo, that we all write so furiously that we miss the need for quality writing.  Still it’s all about the creativity in November, there are another 11 months when we can edit and get it right.  Instead, I tried something new, a crime novel called “Reversal”.  I did over 60,ooo words, so as far as NanoWriMo is concerned, I’m a winner.  The problem there is that I’m not.  I didn’t actually finish the book, I did the start and the end, but there’s this big gap in the middle that I still need to bridge and even through it’s now  January 2016, I still haven’t figured out how to build that bridge, hey ho, I’ll work it out in time.

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