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NaNoWriMo 2016: Morafe wa Lesedi – The Tribe of Light

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is upon us again and it feels like just yesterday I was posting something about it and all the excitement, drama and joy that it entailed. This time I approach the month ahead humbled.

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It’s no secret that my goal in life is to become a full-time author, and that won’t happen unless I actually write; it is one of the reasons I eagerly anticipate the month of November. For 30 days, I will be expected to churn out 1667 words a day for a word count of 50 000 words, which is the average word count for a novel.

Writing for Gamecca Magazine is also a fantastic writing avenue I am thankful for, as its consistency in my life ensures that every month I have dedicated writing to do, with deadlines and word counts and all the necessary boundaries that build discipline.

My previous unfinished novels were Junk Yard Angel – a Steam-Punk story focusing on the pros and cons of technology. Last year’s novel was a Political Thriller about a rising political party that was not afraid to do whatever it takes to rise to power. This year’s novel will be a South African based Historical Fiction Fantasy based on the people living in Southern Africa during precolonial time.

Southern African history is so rich, and the fact that we have so many cultures, languages and Peoples living here makes me feel out of depth when it comes to research. Internet has been my bestest-friend these last 20 days, and in these final 11 days leading up to NaNo, I have a feeling I will have to adopt Internet out of the friendzone.

If you are in Jozi and doing NaNo, join us at the Write Ins, meet fellow writers and share in the local writing community for one Saturday a week during November. A truly insightful and inspirational event I will be attending again this year.

 

 

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About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African born published author working as a Junior Technical Writer for Everlytic and a freelance writer for Gamecca Magazine. He has published his short stories both internationally, and locally, hoping to publish a novel in the near future. He is an avid read, inspired blogger, and an aspiring digital artist.

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