Joining NanoWriMo November

Musicians from the 14th century Codex Manesse. Wikimedia.

Since I’ve had a writer’s block for over a year, I decided to sign up to NanoWriMo November and see if this could help kick me into a place with a substantial new novel draft to work with.

National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words. Last year, 552,335 writers participated in NanoWriMo.

My project is a new historical novel set in 12th century France and Spain. Its working title is A Morsel of Love’s Bread (a line from a poem by the troubadour duke, Guillaume of Aquitaine). I’ve made several false starts on the manuscript of this novel over the last year and am hoping that I can get it underway and put my writer’s block behind me. I will be logging my progress here and on my profile on the NanoWriMo site.

Let me know if you are also participating in NanoWriMo.

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