I started writing a post on this on Sunday, but somehow I lost it and it never posted. So now I guess I’ll try again.
First, what in God’s name is NaNoWhatNow? I can just imagine my mother’s voice, “What is that silly bitch getting up to now?!”
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, and is (celebrated?) run world wide. Basically, the goal is to write a 50k word novel during the month of November.
This averages to 1,667 words per day for the entire month. There is a comprehensive website with forums etc, and nearly every writer is taking part (I say nearly, because a lot of people aren’t)
So tonight, I have travelled beyond the comforting walls of my home, and ventured to GuyLian in Parramatta, where I am sitting with a bunch of writers. Together we are writing our novels, 15 minute sprint, 15 minute break.
It’s definately an interesting experience – we just rock up and type!
Meanwhile, my book launch is getting closer by the minute. I’m a bit nervy but excited at the same time.
One of our friends offered to be my chaffeur for the event. She messaged me today, excited that she found my book on Amazon, and we got chatting about the launch.
She then proceeded to book a room for 2 nights, so I don’t have to ‘stress about travel’. I almost cried.
As for the launch, I probably won’t have any books available…I placed two orders with IngramSpark last week. The first was a rush order to be delivered to my home before Friday.
The second order was standard (slow), and to be delivered to my parent’s house in Victoria. That order was shipped yesterday, and my rush order hasn’t…seeing as I paid an extra $100-$130 to get them here on time, I think I’ll contact them and let them know…
Anyways, our NaNoWriMo event has just ended with the sounding of the fire alarms in Westfield. I wrote around 1k words, which brings my total fo 3.8k. I met some cool weirdos tonight, and have completed chapter one. It’s easy sailing from here!