Friday, 1 November 2013

Let The Challenge Begin

It is four years since I last took part in NaNoWriMo  (National Novel Writing in A Month) so it is about time I did it again. 
The aim is to write a first draft of a novel in 30 days. 
Anyone who completes the 50,000 words is a NaNoWriMo winner. 
I have 'won' twice, once in 2008 and again in 2009.
Both of these first drafts have stayed exactly that but I am hoping it will be third time lucky and I will actually do something with this draft. 
I have an idea. 
A very vague idea. 
It will be set in 1982 and has a working title of The Paper Girl. 
It will be loosely based on my experiences as a trainee reporter in the 1980s, a time of typewriters, printing presses and dark rooms.
When the only blackberries were those that grew in the hedgerows and the Internet was a sci fi fantasy. 

All of this means my November.postings will probably be quite sparse.
See you on the other side of NaNo.


I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Dress - Boden
Shirt - Zara


  1. Jane, that sounds very interesting. I wish you good luck and plenty of inspired hours.
    Your writer's outfit is amazing. I love the shirt over the dress - an idea of you I will copy.

    1. Thanks Sabine. I look forward to seeing your dress with a shirt.

  2. Good luck, that sounds a very challenging challenge! xxx

    1. Thanks Vix. I have already changed the sex of the main character. It's now a man called Jack.

  3. I cannot imagine sustaining a piece of writing to novel length - you have my admiration, Jane! Good luck, hope this one becomes your best seller! xxx

  4. Good luck with the novel, Jane. It sounds like an exciting project! I love the way you have paired the shirt with the dress :-)

  5. Good luck. Stop by once in awhile and let us know how it is going.


  6. Such a cute outfit you are wearing Jane! I wish you luck with the challenge!

  7. Good luck, if you get chance keep us updated.

    X x

  8. I really should have participated am still 11 months later on my first draft, never enough time!