I’m a rebel this year. I’m not doing Nanowrimo properly because I don’t have time to write 50000 words when I’ve got university projects due. I still want to do something though, and luckily there are alternatives. I’m doing the notebook challenge: To fill a notebook by the end of November:
My notebook is A6, and 60 pages: Not too big to be overwhelming! To get started each day I’m going to check @writevents list of hashtag games. I’ll use the game prompts to write, and I’ll share my best lines on Twitter. To avoid ending up with a lot of aimless writing, I’ll relate everything I write to one of my three works in progress, or the Sunday Scribbles prompt.
The night before Nano: Preparation
Last year was a frantic mess of last minute prep. This year? I’m going to sit here eating sweets and reading submissions to this weeks university workshop. I really wanted to buy a pumpkin and carve a dragon on it, like the one below, but the store were all out. Maybe next year. In other words, The Notebook Project doesn’t require much prep. Buy a notebook and go!
In addition to filling my notebook I’ll be writing my 4000 word creative piece and personal writing manifesto (2000 words, but I think I’m gonna do a graphic and commentary rather than just an essay) for university. I’ll post updates on my progress throughout November 🙂
Got deadlines? Too busy for Nano? Get a small notebook and join me as a rebel for a more relaxed November!