It’s been a while since I have posted about NaNoWriMo. It’s been a while since I posted much of anything. Suffice to say that with another 1,000 words completed today I will be smack back on target for the 50,000 words. Over the last week or so my characters have done things I didn’t plan for or expect (putting a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat on one such occasion) and I have managed to do more writing than usual with less time than usual due to the need to keep chipping away at the 50,000 strong target.

This is my first time doing NaNo and I am really enjoying writing and not looking back. My inner critic is well and truly locked up in the boot of my speeding car as I floor the accelerator and head for the finish line. I just hope that when I come to look through my manuscript it isn’t 100% drivel.

And I’ve decided that December is NaNoShStReMo for me – National Novel and Short Story Reading Month. One thing that has been shoved on the back burner is my reading pile, so I plan to indulge myself in the run up to Christmas. The only writing will be #fridayflash posts and stuff for my writing course. Feel free to join in if, like me, you are warming down after the NaNo sprint to the finish.

In the meantime, I’m off to knock out my next 1,000 words and whip my Fourth Fiction guest post into shape (late again with that one, I’m afraid).