MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

No.You're a handbag
Comments: 8
Article views: 121
Latest Badges:

View all No.You're a handbag's badges.

NaNoWriMo 2012

02 November 2012, 10:28

I don't know how many of you know this, but there's a month long event called NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month.

It's a bit of a misnomer. It should be called INTERNational Novel Writing Month, because people from around the world participate.

The premise is that aspiring novelists from around the world take the month of November, and use it to complete a rough draft of a novel that is at least 50,000 words. Not quite novel length, if you get technical, but more than most people will achieve without motivation.

I'm participating this year.

I've been trying to finish a South African story that starts about twenty years before apartheid began, and ends about twenty years after. I've been working on it for years already. Turning it over in my head. Starting and restarting - but never quite finishing.

Thanks to the long wintry nights (yay snow!) I've got time to do it over here, and it's going well. In fact, on day one, I am nearly 4,000 words in (you're only supposed to aim for 1,667 a day, so that's pretty rocking!)

If anyone else out there has a story that's been kicking around the old cranium for a while, and you need a little motivation in the applying butt to seat part of writing, sign up. It's free, and open for everyone.

For me, it's back to the writing. I plan to write a story that's well over 50,000 words, and I am aiming for publishing, so I have my work cut out for me!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Could Glencore be wiped out?

Glencore is a stock that everyone’s talking about, but the mining giant has collapsed again. Read more...

0 comments 2457 views
Submitted by
The Scribe
In Defence of Dianne Kohler-Barna...

The media, especially social media is all agog about THAT Facebook share by Dianne Kohler-Barnard. Read more...

0 comments 2288 views
Submitted by
Michael Ernest Meder
Crime entitlement

Entitlement is a major underlying cause of crime.

0 comments 203 views
Submitted by
Mike Van Wyk
Should big banks offer more unsec...

Since the crisis of 2008, the major banks have gone back to providing their fundamental function, but have been slow to keep pace with the growing demand for loans by South Africans. Read more...

0 comments 911 views
Submitted by
Stishera Khumalo
Corruption - Enough is Enough

Corruption has gone too far now.

0 comments 2054 views
Submitted by
Our tolerance levels are amazing

In a video that was recently distributed on the internet, a Kenyan delivered a speech in Uganda about corruption.  Read more...

0 comments 954 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.