NaNoWriMo – giving it a go

As well as my kids books, you may know that I have a novel (or two) inside my head.

The project/s at the front of my mind are to do with the Accidental WAHM stories, specifically the story with Clara or Sally.

I stumbled upon NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) via Facebook or a blog, can’t remember which, and thought it looks like a good idea. Basically, the idea is to write 50,000 words during the month, or 1,667 words a day!

Now, I work part time and have two kids, so I’m under no illusions this will be a HUGE challenge, but it will be fun. Over the course of the month I will have 2 child free weekends. I look forward to seeing how far I go.

The idea is for quantity rather than quality. Things can always be edited later. I am also planning to use the writing prompts in Ink Paper Pen to keep the story moving – mostly posting them on Accidental WAHM.

So, wish me luck. If you want to help out, go to and follow the site on Facebook and/or Twitter and get involved.

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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