Friday, November 07, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2008

Holy Page Turner!

This time last year, I was struggling to even come up with an idea for my NaNoWriMo novel - which I had to pen 50,000 words of in just 30 days.

In the end, I flunked out, starting several books, but even combined, writing less than 25,000 words.

Amazingly, even though I'd said I wasn't going to even participate this year, I've managed to go ahead and bust 25,000 words out - over half the challenge - in just seven days. On a book I hadn't even dreamed up until the morning the challenge started.

It's not a book I'd EVER let friends or family read, since it's of an.. ahem... 'erotic' nature. But it's a lot of fun. I was inspired by those old Fighting Fantasy and Choose Your Own Adventure books, so in The Reluctant Nymphomaniac, you take control over the action and guide our heroine through some very steamy misadventures.

Writing a Choose Your Own Adventure takes planning and plotting - but I'm doing okay so far. Maybe I'll even win this year - despite my best efforts!