National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 2

One section down, three to go.

Main character Michael (13) has been trekking through the Ghanaian jungle with his father, his father’s friends Tom and Brenda, and their daughter Amy. Having decided three days into an eight day journey that he’s had enough, he decides the best way to bring an early end to the trip is to convince Amy that she’s had enough too. Convincing Amy of this proves difficult and ironically brings them closer together before Michael does something which tears them apart. It is at this point that Michael and Amy get separated from their parents and find themselves lost together in the Ghanaian jungle.

In the second of the novel’s four sections, I will deal both with Michael and Amy’s physical problem of being lost in the jungle with minimal equipment and no adults, as well as the emotional conflict which has built up between Michael and Amy.

Good luck to everyone else writing a 50,000 word story during November.


The 100 Hours in 10 Days Challenge continues, in which I contribute 100 hours of time and effort from Nov 1st to Nov 10th towards activities to benefit the work of, building literacy and education in developing countries using ereaders and ebooks. This includes writing my NaNoWriMo novel, to be published as an ebook with half the proceeds going to, developing a charitable short story anthology to also publish as an ebook, talking to authors and publishers about how they can help with ebook content for’s ereader program in Ghana, etc.

The Australian Literature Review recommends and Room to Read as worthy choices for those interested in contributing to a literary or literacy based charity.

The Australian Literature Review

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2 Responses to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Update 2

  1. Cas says:

    hi, i’m loving these updates.

    Very interesting story line.

    Whats your word count upto?



    • auslit says:

      Thanks Cas.
      I am currently up to about 18,000 – 19,000 words.
      I’ve been writing in a notebook, and have not typed it all up yet, so I don’t know the exact word count.

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