My Writing About Writing About Writing has slowed down the last few weeks because of two things. Firstly the Bristol Festival of Literature – which went really well, I’ll post a link to the videos when they’re available. Also prep for NaNoWriMo – I’ve failed at doing this a couple of times in the past (due to lack of prep I’ve guessed) and in one case it actually demotivated me and I wrote less than my usual wordcount. However I’m going to give it another go. I have a couple of novellas to write (on a write for hire contract) and some short story deadlines so I’m going to use Nano as a productivity boost.
I have read a bit of Scarlett Thomas’s Monkeys with Typewriters so maybe during November I’ll be able to finish it and post another Writing About Writing About Writing. I’ll also be reading No Plot? No Problem! Because that’s by the founder of Nano and about Nano.
I’ll also be writing a novel pitch (for that same write for hire company) and editing a novel for Grimbold Books. I’d like to get back to Tales for The Ferryman (a novella in progress) and I’m continuing to research for the book I want to write set in the 1600’s. So a busy end to the year awaits.
Next year I’ve been given the opportunity to pitch for a choose your own adventure style novel and I’ve stocked up on some examples of such novels and have been trying to find a good guide on how to write them. Drop me a comment with your favourite CYOA book and if you have any suggestions on a How To write such books.