Heads Up: NaNoWriMo Is Upon Us

It’s that time again, and I give you fair warning.  November is National Novel Writing Month, and it begins this Saturday.  I am very excited this year, however I had oodles of time to participate last year – I was unemployed!  And this year, I’m employed full time and wondering when I will have the time to write 50,000 words in 31 days…

Therefore, I may not post with any sort of regularity, although I will attempt to prepare some posts in advance.  If you try to interact with me on the blog or social media, please understand if I don’t get back to you right away. NaNo is a crazy, tortuous thing that is so rewarding and creative that I can’t imagine not doing it again.

This year, I have a killer story and I’ve even done some planning and research (unlike last year, when I completely “pantsed” the whole thing)!  I’m not giving any spoilers yet, but I really, really want to do this, so please, dear readers, bear with me.

I can’t wait!

Last year’s book cover…



3 thoughts on “Heads Up: NaNoWriMo Is Upon Us

  1. I’m doing NaNo for the first time, and I like that you’re doing it again! That makes me good, know that it’s worth doing a second time — that you weren’t turned off by it. Good luck with your writing!

    • I’m really worried about time management, and The Man is very worried about it, as well (maybe a little jealous?…) but I’m going to do my best to get a good, workable draft done in November – use that as a goal, rather than word count so I don’t freak myself out too much. If I don’t “win” this year, I’ll be OK with it because I know I don’t have as much time going in.

      • I like your goal of a workable draft. I think the 50K goal doesn’t — and shouldn’t — work for everyone. If you want to finish your draft, then that’s a win for you. As ideas for my story swirl about my brain, I’m thinking 50K won’t be enough to finish it — so I’ll probably be typing away after November. Good luck on your writing!

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