NaNoWriMo is done and dusted once again!
That was my third year of being a NaNoWriMo Winner and this time it really was down to the wire. I had to write about five thousand words on the 30th of November to get my word count in on time!
I can thoroughly recommend it for anyone who has maybe heard of the National Novel Writing Month but hasn’t given it a try yet. Writing 50,000 words in 30 days seemed like an insurmountable challenge for me when I first looked at it but IT IS possible.
NaNoWriMo won’t guarantee that your fifty thousand words will be a literary masterpiece but it will build up your writing muscles and you will be able to write faster, with less procrastination and like any other craft, the more time you spend doing it, the better you become.
So make a date in your diary for next autumn and give it a go. Plan early with your plot all worked out beforehand or be a ‘pantser’ and make it up as you go along…
What’s Your Story?
And if you were a NaNoWriMo Winner this year then drop me a line and let us know how you found success. Or if you crashed and burned like I did one year then share your story and maybe you can help others avoid the same pitfalls.
Have You Read Any Of My Books?
My latest devilishly hot thriller – THE DEVIL YOU KNOW – is still on a special price on Amazon – UK / USA
Or paperback – UK / USA
Here’s a very recent review from Amazon in the US:
What kept me reading was the quality of the writing, in a word: marvelous, an example of modern prose, impossibly long sentences that somehow work out, a sardonic sense of humor and a host of colorful characters that include the traditional tired detective, grumpy old boatman, a prominent local criminal and a beautiful female assassin. I am not a Scot, and I had some trouble following some of the colorful dialogue that illustrates the peculiarities of Scottish conversation. The effort was worth it. More than a story, I recommend this book to readers who appreciate good writing. I am truly impressed and hope to see more books by Alex Breck.
Bought The Piper’s Lament yet?
This second Ridge Walker novel is also available in print form here
Enjoy your reading and writing!
PS: Have you listened to my new Podcast show Alex Breck’s Banter yet?