Hello there. It’s been a while.
I have been a busy, busy boy.
I am writing this on November 17th.
Just over half way through National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo for short.
Simple concept, write 50,000 words of a novel in a month.
As of right now my count stands at 37,671 words. Ahead of target.
I have learned a lot of things about writing in these few days, which I will undoubtedly share when the month is over. For the moment though, I have this:
Perseverance. Writing is about perseverance.
To write a novel requires nothing more than perseverance. To write a good one? That, I suspect, takes a little more, but to get to a good one, you need a first draft – and a first draft takes…you’ve got it; perseverance.
I began the challenge believing that it was all about the novel. Now halfway through, I realise that the challenge is about the practice of writing.
Creative muse? Pah! If and when the muse turns up, I am sure it’s fabulous. Most of the time however its just me and the keyboard (oh and the dog of course).
I’m off to persevere for a bit.