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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

So, it’s less than a month until NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Have you signed up? Have you done it before? Want to buddy up for the month? ((okay calm down with the questions, Peachy you’re giving me a headache))

For those that haven’t done it before, I will include a link below so you can find out more and register. The website has lots of writing aids and you earn badges when you complete your word-counts so what is not to love! The aim of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel in the month of November or 50,000 words, which is less than most novels but it’s an incredibly good start!

I love doing NaNoWriMo as it focuses me to get those words down on the page and it doesn’t matter if it’s complete nonsense ((Most of what you write is nonsense, Peachy so I wouldn’t worry too much)) you can always edit it later. But it makes you find the time to write – especially if you’re busy. I’m always trying to find time and even though I’m always running around like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – I will add that I’m never late though – just busy. If you’re an author, working in the freelance world, hustling many jobs, and have a mortgage to pay ((not forgetting the fizz, holidays and book/stationery addiction)) you need to hustle to earn every single half penny ((showing your age there!))

If you’re thinking about giving NaNoWriMo a go, then go for it. Why not? I always aim to reach my goal, if I say I’m going to do something, then I do it, but if I didn’t manage to achieve the 50k then I would have done my very best. Everyone will have a different goal, some people use it to start a novel, finish a novel or rework a novel. It’s really up to you. You don’t have to write fiction either, it could be another project you want to start/finish.

Anyway, if you want to buddy up to encourage each other throughout November then shout up and either add me to your account or let me know and I will find you in the virtual world; either on my blog, Twitter or NaNoWriMo. I’m going to try and share my wordcount each day. My project is to work on book two of my fantasy novel; book one should be out in November/December! Exciting. I finished book one during NaNoWriMo in 2019!

Right, that’s it from me. Next month I’m hoping to finally share the news of my creative project and my Patreon account, which I have set up and will aim to build on over the coming months. It’s here is you want to have a sneak peek… C.L. Peache

Clair x

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