As they entered November, the weather turned very cold. The mountains around the school became icy grey and the lake like chilled steel. Every morning the ground was covered in frost. Hagrid could be seen from the upstairs windows, defrosting broomsticks on the Quidditch pitch, bundled up in a long moleskin overcoat, rabbit-fur gloves and enormous beaverskin boots.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1997) J.K. Rowling
It was 10 degrees today by midday and the leaves whirled from the stronger winds that November has brought us. I spend longer and longer time in bed in the mornings as every little millimeter outside the duvet is freezing. All I crave is a steaming hot bubble bath and to not live in a cold house. (we still haven’t figured out how the heating works)
1st of November also means the start of NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and all there is to do, is to write 50 000 (yes, fifty thousand) words in those 30 days. Which is a lot, but in a day, that’s 1667 words. I’ve tried doing it in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and all years failed. To be fair, I didn’t put much effort into it at all last year, and it always falls when I have a lot of school work to do. For this year, I decided not to do it, as I have even more work this year, and to be able to write those 50 000 words, you need some sort of idea that could span that long, which I don’t. Instead, I’m aiming to try and write something every day, even if it’s just a short passage of a moment. My friend Anna has succeeded every year since she started, which I think was 2011? Which honestly, I have no clue how she does it as she’s during those years been in her last year of college, studied engineering and last year changed to law. (she also manages to squeeze in some Christmas crafting etc)
Are any of you guys taking on the challenge of 50k words in 30 days?