NaNoWriMo 2022 | Day T-1


As usual, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo 2022.

It is going to be a contemporary socio-romance novel. This novel is special, and I will tell you why.

  1. This would be my first story six months. I haven’t gotten time to write anything all this while. There have been a million ideads and hundreds of drafts, but nothing reached the “complete stage”.
  2. I have thought of giving up writing fiction because it’s frowned upon in Islam. After a lot of research, though, I have learned that fiction must have some elements for it to be permissible in Islam. This would be my first attempt at doing that.
  3. My NaNoWriMo projects have always been in English. This would be the first time I will attempt to finish a novel in Urdu.

I’m so excited!!!

I don’t have much preparation done for this one, except key themes and one-liner description of few scenes that I would like to include. It’s barely 2000 words. I think it makes for a good NaNoWriMo project. Would I be able to reach 50K mark? We will know in a month.

Who all are participating?

Shabana Mukhtar