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NaNo Approacheth – Well, Sort Of

This time next week it’ll be Day Two of this year’s National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo or just NaNo) – and I still have a curious ambivalence about it …

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Not about the concept of NaNo, nor about the good that comes out of it, but about my journey through it this year. (On the off-chance that you have no clue what the point of NaNo is – participants agree to write a 50,000 word manuscript in the 30 days of November – James Snaith has a nice round up and makes some valid points that are kind of outside of this post.)

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Here Comes The Rain Again

The writing challenge is not something new to me.

For several years I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) – and I’ve even won a couple of them!  (And all of them – even the aborted concepts – had cover art provided by the multi-talented Mr. Snaith, as below.)

This current challenge is a little different. Instead of word-count ejaculated in a set time period (i.e. 50,000 words in 30 days in NaNoWriMo’s case), this is undertaken by a series of assignments. Hence the title: The Assignment Challenge (TAC). Each assignment is set for either a week or – as has been more common – fortnight, and the setter of the assignments alternate as we see fit.

More details are here and here.

Which brings us neatly to my story.

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