After weeks of consideration, I finally decided to have a go at Nanowrimo this year. National Novel Writing Month ( www.nanowrimo.org) is certainly a great way of making you write instead of putting it off until the housework is done, the dog is walked or any other tasks that stop you from writing.
I felt terrified when I opened up a blank screen today but as soon as I started I couldn't stop. It was amazing not to worry about spelling or grammar or how it reads. I simply let it flow out of my head and onto the keyboard and computer screen. Within 30 minutes I had nearly 900 words which spurred me on further so now on day one, I am slightly ahead.
Just have to keep this up for another 29 days and I may just have a very rough draft of my next novel. I hope this will be the sequel to my novel Red Kite which I hope to publish this month on Kindle. Red Kite took my almost ten years to complete so this has to be a better option. I think if I can at least get the bare bones of the novel down I can add the flesh at a later date. Sounds a bit like a horror story but I am certainly not scared of having a go.