The Lighthouse

the lighthouse

09 November 2013

It's a Marathon - NaNoWriMo style

Having given up the word count approach - a sure way to despair and despondency if ever there was one, I have decided to dedicate large chunks of time to writing and in that time get huge chunks of the novel down on paper.

And so was born The Marathon.  I can't go to San Fran to participate in the official one, but a friend (hi Sarah!) and I are writing our own marathon, roughly 700 kms apart, connected by technology and sheer will to write and write and write until we just can't write any more.

This is Hour One for me, rather later than I intended to begin, but begin I shall.  As soon as I post this, I am picking up the pen and writing my story forward.  I've left her (Caroline) in an awkward situation, and I've felt sorry for that for two days now.  Must go and rescue her.

Marathon supplies
Write on!


  1. Happily writing!

    You too, Sarah. Neither sleet nor snow nor sleep shall stop you. Happy writing!

  2. Okay, it's nag time!

    Haven't seen those NaNoWriMo stats going up lately...

    just thought I'd throw that out there...

  3. I've been officially nagged.

    Do you think I could expand this initiative into NaNoWriSe, for the novel writing season?

    Definitely will not accomplish 50K by month's end, but I want to see the story through to the end.

    Thank you for asking. Never has a nag felt so good.