Monday, April 13, 2009

Writing In June

Can you believe that it is coming up to that time of year again? We have only a little over a month and we will be pounding the keyboards of out computers, fighting against time to write 50,000 words in just 30 days.




The challenge starts on the 1st of June and runs through until the 30th June. It is up to you what your write and how many words you commit to, Normally it is 50,000, but if you are more comfortable writing less that is fine by us.

The goal is to have fun, enjoy your writing while challenging yourself to write faster.

Over the next few weeks we'll have privous particapants come and chat. Some how amazing stories as to what they achieve from this challenge last year.

Before we start anything we have a few things that may help you get your home and life in order.

1. If you are not already a member of the RWA NaNo Goggle loop you cane register here:
http://groups.google.com.au/group/rwanano .

2. make sure you have your housework caught up with, you'll need all the time you can spare to write.

3. Let family and friends know you are planning on spending the month working on your novel.

4. Cook a few meals before hand and freeze them, you'll be surprised how handy they become.

5. Work out what you plan to work on, wether it be a new piece of work or finishe off the WIP that has been giving you trouble the last few months.



There are a whole lot more ideas that will help you servive this month long writing fest, but we'll cover those another day. In the mean time mark your calendars, clear your slat and prepare to write. If nothing else you find freinds and a support network that is hard to beat.


Hope to see you at the starting gate.

Sandie

9 comments:

Eleni Konstantine said...

Goodness, it is near June already. I'm going to be a tentative yes Sandie. That's to you girls for organising.

Kiki said...

Good luck, everyone who's taking the challenge!
While you're all doing hard work, I'll be taking my muse on tour overseas. Ah, the hardship... ^_-

ANITA JOY said...

Sandie, will make it if I can. Otherwise NaNo for sure!

Natalie Hatch said...

I'm in... where's the cake?

Sandie Hudson said...

Eleni & Anita glad you are going to try and make it, Nat I knew you would be in LOL, you're as crazy as me.

Kiki hope you have a great trip, I just know you will be wishing you were at home doing the challenge the whole time you're away. Not! LOL.

Sandie

Monique Wood said...

I'll be there for the editing, as opposed to a new ms, so count me in.

And yeah, where are the cakes, Nat... as in the beefcakes! Te he he he. There has to be a some blogging about hero inspiration! :-)

Angie said...

I'll be there with bells on. Aiming to successfully complete the 50k unlike last year where I bombed out big time.
Looking forward to the madness :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

With bells on Sandie,

Suz :)

Mary Hawkins said...

Well, I found this okay, Sandi, but when I clicked on the link you gave first up it was not recognised by Google
http://groups.google.com.au/group/rwananoor

So what do I have to do now? I do have a Google account.