A NaNoWriMo Challenge

Hi there,

So I’m wanting to put a formal apology out there to those of you who do in fact enjoy my blogging nonsense as this month I’m attempting something a little different.

I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo, and for those of you who don’t know what that is:


This is the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.  By my calculation, that’s averaging 1,666.67 words a day. Now for me that is massive! I’m normally averaging about 500-1,000 a week and sometimes even less.  This comes down to the fact that I am a busy bee! So if it’s not work for clients, it’s running this blog which is like a full time job!

But it’s safe to say that I’m prepared:

  • I have a bunch of topics I’ve been saving that are already written so that you know I’m still alive and the blog hasn’t died a horrible death
  • I’ve invested in a mini keyboard and phone stand so that I can squeeze ten minutes in on the commute to work every morning and evening
  • I’ve put all my client projects on hold for a while, just until the end of the month.

So there’s only two things left for me to say:

  1. Sorry that I’m not going to be around as much to enjoy your comments/feedback and the next few posts may be a little generic and non-topical
  2. Bring on the writing month!

And if you’re there too, then track me down and befriend me, I won’t bite!


  1. Ben Adams 2nd November 2015 at 9:56 am Reply

    Best of luck. Anyone that can write a novel in a month deserves massive respect!

    • Natasha Orme 2nd November 2015 at 10:32 am Reply

      Thanks Ben! I appreciate the support 🙂 it’s going well, onto day 2 and I’ve done nearly 4,000 words!

  2. Mark Culmer 2nd November 2015 at 11:11 am Reply

    Good luck with the writing. Do we get to see the 50,000 words at the end of the month?

  3. cathum 2nd November 2015 at 12:02 pm Reply

    Good luck.

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