I’d planned to try NaNoWriMo this year, but my computer had other ideas, breaking down to a blue screen every time I tried to save anything. Tech support (boyfriend) diagnosed conflicting driver problems, so the whole thing had to be backed up, wiped and reformatted. This took me up to November 7th, and with a week-long residential training course next week and a commissioning trip to Scotland the week after, you can see that 50,000 words would be even more of a challenge than normal.
I am a little disappointed, but would have been a lot more so had it not been for Scarlett Thomas’ Monkeys with Typewriters which advocates a more laid back approach (1000-2000 words per weekend starting out) which is something I could roll with. Even so, I think that NaNoWriMo is a really cool thing to do, so I’m hoping to take part in the 2013 event.
Next time, I’ll keep my schedule clear and have my laptop in peak condition.
Best of luck to those NaNoWriMoing (or whatever the technical term is!) if you’re taking a break to go blogging, let me know how you’re getting along.