So this is going to be my first year doing NaNo and I wanted to see who else in the blogging community is taking part. In case you didn't know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and takes place every November. The goal is to write 50,000 words within the month - sounds slightly intimidating, yes, but I'm hoping I can do it.
I had decided to write the YA novel I've been planning/researching for months but yesterday changed my mind and decided to focus on a YA horror based on 'the seven gates of hell' urban legend. I love horror but I've only written short stories before so this'll be a big change for me. It feels a lot fresher than my original idea though so I think it'd be the best one for NaNo - I'm definitely going to get cracking on the straight YA novel later on though.
Normally I take my time with writing and spend far too long procrastinating and 'researching' on the Internet but NaNo should help me to snap out of that and concentrate - after all, 1500 words a day (approx.) really isn't so much, I did it pretty much every day for three years for uni so I just need to get back into the swing of things...hopefully.
I think knowing a few other people who are taking part would really help me stay on track and keep me focused so anyone who wants a writing buddy, give me a shout and we'll keep each other going! My username is tinklechacha (don't ask) so do stop by and say hi and hopefully we can keep each other motivated :).
For more info on NaNo you can visit the website here. I only signed up this week so it's not too late to take part - I'm pretty sure you won't regret it!