Posts Tagged ‘nanowrimo’

If there’s one thing I hate about blogging, then there’s probably a bunch of other things too. My main bugbear is the continual need for new content. Blogs are hungry beasts. Much of what gets written is ephemeral and has a short shelf, no matter how much time you spent on it. With that in mind, I planned a series of ‘best of graffiti living’ posts with curated links to evergreen content from the archives on particular themes. Then I read my blog and realised that most of it was shit.


Quick post tonight as I’m working. Just wanted to check in with everyone and see how you’re doing. What’s your word count for nanowrimo? And how are the rest of you getting along with nablopomo? I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours.

Yesterday, I joked that if I wrote what was on my mind I’d probably get sectioned. Today, I’m going to do just that, and prove myself wrong. A very kind person very kindly left a lovely comment on my blog as they’re a fellow nanoblopomo and nanowrimo participant, but they’re something of a veteran whereas this is my first time doing both in tandem. They remarked on their own blog that they survived nanoblopomo by typing for 15 minutes and then clicking ‘post’. So, that’s what I’m going to do here. Run for the hills; unless you actually WANT to read me being snotty and snarky, off the cuff and off the top of my head. In which case, pull up a chair.

my nanowrimo writing set-up

It’s nanowrimo again – the time of the year when all common sense goes out of the window and you try to write a novel in a month. Just for kicks. Nanowrimo is great fun and I’ve completed it successfully several times now. There’s a method that I tend to use that I’ve refined over the years, but it isn’t for the squeamish. Life is hectic at the moment, so I sure as hell won’t be blogging much throughout November – and if you are serious about completing nanowrimo then you probably shouldn’t be reading this. But for what it’s worth, this is what works for me. Here are some quick tips and dirty tricks to help get you through the month. (more…)