Spot of the Week: NaNoWriMo

This whole month I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month), where the aim is the write 50,000 words during the course of the month of November.

Last night I went to a bookshop in London for an all-night lock-in event, with a total of 6 hours writing times interspersed with games and general socialising. Each sprint lasted around 40 minutes, and it’s worth a mention because my writing was quite literally everywhere, with random character turning up for one sentence before never again being seen. During the sprints, I had to type quickly and efficiently so these types of characters ended up with the first names that came to mind, which were thusly: Rex; Jonjo; Betty; Teddy; Vox; and Wren.

I also had one of the other people at the bookshop comment to me that they’d spent the previous sprint choosing a name for one of their characters, rather than writing.

This week’s picture is a little old, as anyone who closely follows football will immediately note, but it caught my eye the other day as it got me to think about the possibility of the name Swan. Plausible?


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  1. Audrey S.

    Yay! You, too? Add me as a writing buddy! audreymgsimmons 🙂 how are you doing for word count? Also, love Teddy and Rex.


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