First Day NaNoWriMo 2009


(Photos – Snow peaked mountains on the way to work)

I guessed I fared better this than last year…

Despite not having a firm plot for this year, I have managed to complete almost 3,600 words on the first day itself. As I keep writing, I managed to get more ideas on how to expand the the current plot.

The mountains around Tehran have already showing signs of snow fall. So if winter comes up earlier, then staying at home means more time to churn out for words for my novel. I just need to make sure I am not distracted by other activities – such as curl up in thick blanket and sleep.

(To be continued)


Pre NaNoWriMo 2009

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Just one day before the start of NaNoWriMo 2009 and to tell you the truth, I have yet to firm up the plot for this year’s writing month. I have some plots in mind but yet to decide which of it will allow me to write at least 50,000 words.

In the meantime, for the last one week, I have been busy polishing up my NaNoWriMo 2008’s piece titled “The Malayan U Boat”. I have managed to clean up the spelling errors, grammar mistakes, the loopholes in the plot, define proper chapters for the sub-plots and more importantly define proper names for the characters in the plot – for the whole 97 pages of it.

After laying the re-write for almost 1 year, I finally found the inspiration and time to do the re-write. Hope to finalise the plot for this year’s NaNoWriMo by today before embarking on a very interesting writing days this month.

NaNoWriMo 2009

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71,285 authors and counting already registered for this year’s NaNoWriMo.

The event that provides the whole of November for aspiring and sometimes crazy writers to write a 50,000 words novel within a month is back and is due to start in the next 6 days or so. If you have not registered, please drop by the NaNoWriMo website and register for free.

The response from Malaysians last year was not that appealing. Hopefully it is better this year especially from fellow bloggers.

If you have registered and wish to ‘join-forces’ as writing buddies, please let me know your username or author name that you have registered as and I will add you in (search ‘balajoe’ for mine).

Having undue peer pressure is one best way to continue writing to meet the 50,000 words limit under pressure for one month. For starters, read here on how NaNoWriMo works.

Good luck!