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Slay the 50k – NaNoWriMo 2014

So this happened today:

NaNo2014 Winner cert CK


At 50,447 words it’s not finished by a long shot and it will need some serious editing.

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My NaNoWriMo 2014 Project: Pomp & Circumstances

I have been talking about it, hinting at it, imagining it, plotting it and writing it, and I think it’s time I told you a bit more about my NaNoWriMo 2014 project.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, last year’s project The Bravery of the Soldier was Sherlock fanfiction. I got so many positive reviews on Bravery, for both subject matter and writing style, that someone commented that they’d love to see me tackle the background and upbringing of the other main characters. Bravery focused on John Watson’s military career, so I figured the next logical subject would be Sherlock Holmes himself.

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My NaNoWriMo experience

It was about this time last year, when I first heard of NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and the month in question is November. The idea behind it is simple: Write (or try to write) 50,000 words of the first draft of a novel within the 30 days of November.

You read that right. 30 days, 50k words, 1 book.

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