So it is the 10th of November, 2013. I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (It is called National even though it has become very much an international event). I have set aside all my worries about my novel, all my deadlines for my websites and all my other commitments to get a little crazy.
The people at NaNo encourage you to start something new for November. It is not recommended that you try to write something you have been working on for the last year, or a work that you have been waiting your whole life to write. NaNo is about writing freely for the month and seeing where it takes you. The pressure to write so many words a day means that you leave behind a lot of your inhibitions on the first day.
I fell behind in the first few days but I have finally caught up to the daily word count.
I am in Thailand at the moment, traveling around for a while before we return to Australia to look after another house and beautiful little dog. I decided what better inspiration than the islands and culture that I find myself immersed in.
I am writing a novel set in Thailand. It is about a reluctant traveller, forced to leave Australia on the eve of her 30th birthday to play the part of the dutiful sister. Jina is obliged to take a trip to Thailand that she cannot afford to be present at her sisters surprise elopement to a man no one has met.
I guess I am trying to write a comedy – but no one actually says that – just in case it isn’t funny.
If you are participating in NaNoWriMo this month and are looking for a writing partner, you can find me in the NaNo website as MegBrew from Sydney.
If you want to read more about NaNoWriMo follow this link – What is NaNoWriMo 2013??