Writing a Book
My Novel in the Making.
‘Knight of the Oak’
UPDATE; if you want to read the story. It is in chapters on my other blog – called - ‘Writing Hell’ by following my link -
http://cobbie69.wordpress.com/ I will be posting a chapter every other week, have to edit first. Hopefully keep checking in.
I have thought about and even started writing one last November 2011. I have had an idea in my mind for a good few years and last year in October I saw a BBC morning show interviewing a lady who participated in past web-based project called NANOWRIMO.
I checked it out and decided to give it a try. 50000 words in a month. At first thought it seemed almost impossible, but more research revealed that many people succeed in the task, mind many also failed, if one can call it failure.
Because as the month progressed I realized it was the partaking in this wonderful project, it was not all about doing the required 50000 words. As I looked into it I found small groups on Facebook and joined them, people all over the world and local groups meant communicating with many others participating and giving each other support and advice and help. This happened regularly because many of us had blank spells.
In fact I had a spot of blankness, having to write approximately 20000 words in 8 days, I had 3-4 days of no progress, and was thinking of giving up. But after reading and making a few comments on these pages I managed to get through to the magical 50000 words by the end time. In fact I managed to get to 52106 by closing time. I became a NANOWRIMO winner. The only downfall if it is so called is that my novel is not finished, but am still writing, admittedly a lot slower. But am slowly but surely reaching the end. Cannot wait for NANO 2012 I might finish it then, ha ha, hopefully start a new one. Book Two!