NaNoWriMo: Classic Novels Written in a Month

Image: Douglas Adams, © 2008 Michael Hughes, free licence.
Image: Douglas Adams, © 2008 Michael Hughes, free licence

Reblogged from Interesting Literature

Which classic novels were all written within a month? And which writer would take all his clothes off as a way of coping with writer’s block? We’re here to inspire you in your writing quest whether you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo or merely trying to complete (nay, perhaps start) a writing project.

This month, many people are taking part in NaNoWriMo, or ‘National Novel Writing Month’, which takes place every November. The idea is to write a novel – to start one if not to complete it – by writing 50,000 words across the month of November. Here at Interesting Literature we thought we’d offer some support for those undertaking NaNoWriMo by showing how even famous and established novelists have had to cope with writer’s block, deadlines, and writing quickly.

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I’ve fallen by the wayside when it comes to this year’s #NaNoWriMo because of personal circumstances, but if you’re hitting a low as  the finishing line looms over the horizon, you will either be encouraged by Interesting Literature‘s post and believe that even if you have fallen behind in your word count, it is just possible you might be able to reach 50k words by the end of the month, or you will feel small, insignificant and hopeless!  It’s the way yer look at it!

Personally, the post gives me hope that even if my three and a half-days’ worth amounts to very little, I will be able to harness the energy and focus to make up for it and it doesn’t matter whether it’s December or January or some other point in the future; after all, the whole idea is to complete a novel (ok, mine’s a memoir but you get my drift). Good night and good luck!

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Take care and keep laughing!


2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Classic Novels Written in a Month

    1. Well done you! This post was a year ago – I’m not taking part this year. There was so much happening in my life then, which it was vital to attend to that it was utterly impossible to keep going!


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