Just staring at the number – 70,000 – astounds me. How did I manage to write that many words in 30 days?
One word. Nanowrimo. I honestly couldn’t have done it without the framework built by Nanowrimo (See: Eight things I love about Nanowrimo). It is an annual gathering of professional and first-time novelists every November with the aim of writing at least 50,000 words in a month (the view being ‘The Great Gatsby’ is around the 50,000 word mark, for example).
But how. How? There were a few things I did specifically for the project to get the novel over the line. Here they are: