Goodbye sleep, goodbye social life, hello caffeine!

Oh God. What have I done?

In a moment of temporary insanity, I signed up for NaNoWriMo last night. Again. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is effectively thirty days and nights of literary abandon. You do not sleep. You do not socialise. You only leave the house when absolutely necessary. If your house is burning down, you remain seated at your desk until the sentence is finished. You replace oxygen with caffeine for the month of November. And somehow, you write a novel.

Did you hear that? One novel in one month. That’s 50, 000 words in case you didn’t know. And on top of that, I have absolutely no idea what to write about. Do you think I could get by rewriting the dictionary?

If you have ANY suggestions at all, please let me know! November 1st is fast approaching and I need to get my ideas in check! I’m thinking crime/mystery/psychological thriller, but I am completely open to anything that will get me to the 50K mark and give me some sense of accomplishment and creative euphoria. Unless it involves sparkling vampires.

Oh, I almost forgot – for those of you who are as crazy as I am and would like to check out the program, the link to the NaNoWriMo website can be found here:

It’s definitely worth having a look into. Even if you don’t make it to the 50K, it will definitely get you back into the habit of writing! And it is great fun! In a very twisted, borderline masochistic way…

Thank you very much! I’ll keep you posted on my progress, or the lack thereof as the case may be. And good luck to all fellow novelists – I wish you all the best in your literary endeavours! :)








4 thoughts on “Goodbye sleep, goodbye social life, hello caffeine!

  1. Good luck. With the stressful tone used within this piece it sounds as though you might need it. Then again, the way you write – probably not. If you believe in yourself, you’ll succeed. Inst that one of the age old ideologies? I personally have always been a little unsure about this event, hence the reason why I am yet to accept the challenge. I sometimes wonder if there will be any point to me writing such a long literary piece, because with such a challenge looming over my shoulders I personally might fear that I simply write because I must, and thus, orchestrate a not very interesting read. Thrilling crime mysteries however are one of the things of today though, so I’m sure you’ll do great. Cheers!

    • Thank you! I definitely will need all the luck I can get! I finally have an idea that I’m happy with and I’m well ahead of my target for today, so I’m off to a great start so far! You should seriously consider signing up. It’s difficult and time-consuming, but you will feel so good about yourself one you finish. And first drafts are supposed to be absolute rubbish! :)

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