As many of you may know, it’s almost that time again…one of my favorite and most frustrating months of the year. It’s nearly November, and that means National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
I’ve been a competitor in this challenge for twelve years now. It’s gotten me three published novels, one contracted novel, and one work-in-polishing novel which I worked on two years in a row. I can’t promise you will have similar results, but I can promise that you will have better chances of writing a finished novel if you start one, and that the discipline involved in writing the necessary 1667 words a day to finish on time is a great way to start.
So, my call to action is this — sign up for NaNoWriMo — then come back and tell me what your handle is so that we can form a support group and encourage each other throughout the month!
In case you are interested, Sidhe Moved Through the Faire, The Marvelous Mechanical Man, and The Nearly Notorious Nun all had their genesis in NaNoWriMo, and this year, I will be working on Book Three of the Conn-Mann Chronicles — The Incredibly Irritating Irishman (which has been started on NaNo before and not finished…nobody wins all the time–and that is okay!)