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susiecb Sun 09-Oct-11 11:32:10

November is National Write a Novel month (see NanoWriMo website) and as my novel has been slowly coming for a few months now I have decided to join in. Anyone care to join me? Consequently I won't be on here for a month I should think as its quite a tough challenge and needs lots of time that I usually spend on Twitter and here. I hope I dont miss anythig really good - can someone send me a personal message if its something hot plse?

grannyactivist Sun 09-Oct-11 15:05:25

susiecb Good for you! Will try to remember to keep you in the loop, but GN's so addictive you're probably better off just getting your head down and catching up when you've finished writing. grin

em Sun 09-Oct-11 19:07:33

Au revoir susie and good luck with the novel. Maybe if we see you reappear on GN in the next few weeks, the kindest thing to do would be to tell you to get off here and get on with the book!!

nanachrissy Sun 09-Oct-11 20:38:12

Happy writing Susie. We'll still be here! xx

JosieGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 10-Oct-11 09:33:53

Sad to see you going for a while, susie, but best of luck with your novel from GNHQ.
Let us know (in December?) how you've got on!

jinglej Mon 10-Oct-11 09:47:55


It took Bernard Cornwell two years!

nanny1 Mon 10-Oct-11 09:59:33

good luck Susie x

susiecb Mon 10-Oct-11 12:59:07

Thank you for the messages. The idea is that you just write write write all through November and do your editing later. Many novelists get bogged down in the editing and it stops the creative flow I know I spend far more time editing than I do writing so am going to go for it - if I can ever get my husband to leave the study while i'm doing it!

absentgrana Mon 10-Oct-11 15:48:59

susiecb Editing or just chucking stuff away is probably the most important bit. Don't wait until November to start – get ahead now and good luck. Let us know how you get on.

Libradi Mon 10-Oct-11 17:39:27

Sussiecb, a friend of mine is writing a novel at the moment and I will tell her about NaNoWriMo, it might be just what she needs to get stuck in and finish it. Funnily enough a book I've recently read by Elizabeth Haynes called 'Into the darkest Corner' was written when she was introduced to NaNoWriMo. It's a really fantastic book and it's doing very well on Amazon.
Hopefully we will soon be reading your novel too. Good luck.

SirKevin Sun 12-May-13 04:40:33

I still work a bit, but I have over 11,500 words written on a book I should finish for NaNoWriMo. All of the chapters are plotted and at least a few paragraphs have been written on each one. The "novel" is something of a biography of a fictitious character who is a composite of some real life people. Place names are neighbourhoods rather than actual cities and towns.