Janowrimo – the busy writer’s solution to a hectic November!


I spent Christmas holidays on Rottnest Island – glorious!

There’s so much going on at the back end of a year. Study, end-of-school stuff, holiday prep… rush, pack, buy, wrap, plan…

Sometimes, November just doesn’t feel like the best month to decide to write 50,000 words (Even though I do love Nanowrimo!!)

So I’ll share a little thing I like to do. I call it Janowrimo.

I mean, wow, how inventive am I??

I sit down and write 50,000 words in January. It’s a marvelous month where Christmas is over, school hasn’t started yet, and that heavy headdress of end-of-year strain has been replaced by a marshmallow-and-rainbows sort of freedom from whence springs great writing.

Last year, I didn’t manage to do Nanowrimo at all because of study commitments, so my 2018 Janowrimo is twice as important. I’m breaking with tradition this Janowrimo, and NOT (shock! horror!) aiming to write a single MS over the entire month. The first thing I’m aiming for this month is a chapter book involving some splendid gardening and unlikely friendships.

Wish me luck! Maybe even join with me?

10 thoughts on “Janowrimo – the busy writer’s solution to a hectic November!

  1. Count me IN!!! I’ve just moved across the state, there’s snow on the ground, it’s in the 20’s F and it’s like a picture post card out there, no distractions yet. I’d love to finally create a new draft of my middle grade humor novel that I began in 2009. It was never a NaNo, but has had five revisions, all to the place where I understand now what’s really wrong with it. A new tack is my plan: FUN! Thanks for the boost. xo

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