It seems that every month as I write this pre-Month blog post, I speak of the difficulty the previous month was and all the intentions that I failed to achieve. This time, a positive recounting of the month is ahead including an amazing NaNo.
50 000 words. 30 days. 1700 average words a day. A task that may seem gargantuan on the 1st of November and looking back you wonder how you managed (or did not).
This year I am proud to say I wrote my 50 000 words, thus making me a NaNo Winner and that was a whole week ago. This was all possible through the massive support of my local NaNo writers who are affectionately known as the Jozi Wrimos, the supportive Write-Ins and doggedly writing during the unearthly hours of midnight and 2AM.
My novel this year is a Southern African Historical Fantasy Fiction combining African mythology and superstition with magic.
For November, due to NaNo and other things, I only purposed to read one book which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed.
Sir Terry Pratchett: The Colour of Magic (Discworld series)
For December I plan to read at least four books, one a week.
- The Harvest Man – Alex Grecian
- The Well – Catherine Chanter
- Hollow City – Ransom Riggs
- Library of Souls – Ransom Riggs
I will also be continuing the Friday Fictions continuing to refine my writing.
So drop by and journey with me through the intricacies of life, writing and reading.