I think I was a teeny weeny bit bonkers when I signed up to do NaNo this year. Having never done it before I didn’t quite know what it was all about really. Oh, I knew I had to try for 50.000 words by the end of the month; but forgot to factor in other things like….looking after my nieces ten month old daughter, one humungous Slobrador and three demanding cats. Now, that’s difficult at the best of times, but trying to bury yourself in 16th century Essex with two lovelorn fellas as well……I’ll leave it to you to imagine how brain-meltingly difficult it really is. 😖
So, at the rate I’m going I’ll probably be finished by Christmas Eve at the earliest. However, I am enjoying the challenge and it is testing my self discipline (which is normally non exist ant) and if I can do this I reckon I can do anything. Kids, dogs and cats permitting 😕
My word count (see word count meter on right) is abysmally low and I really should have done more by now; but I do have the rough outline of the story which I wrote last year so that helps enormously; plusI have my trusty research notes and stacks of books covering everything from Homosexuality in Renaissance England, Tudor servants and 16th century life in general and everything in between. So I’m well set up there then.
Now I must away to my freezing cold garret and hope I don’t fall face down onto the key board from utter exhaustion.
Watch this space.