Thursday, October 13

Do you, will you Nano???

Yep, it's that time of year again, the great NaNoWriMo onslaught. Are you, will you, do you???

I did in 2008 and got about half way when I discovered the book was turning inside out on itself and I was losing control and thus, lost interest. I knew I was going to have to do a major overhaul to ever get it back on track and thus lose my word count.

I know, I know. You're supposed to shut off that infernal inner editor during November, but there were definite plot points that I couldn't fix without rewriting and I'm basically a linear writer so I couldn't progress without regress. Does that make any kind of sense???

Anyhoo--I haven't done it since. But yesterday, I signed up. I've decided to write Bix book 2 in November. At least 50K words of it.

So, in the next two weeks, I have to finish my rewrite of the Challenge scenes, write a synopsis, send the full in on request, and do a rough plot draft of book two.

AGH! I have a lot of work to do. Why am I wasting valuable writing time by talking to you????

Kidding. So, tell me, are you going to NaNo and if you are, do you want to be my buddy?


  1. I'm not but I wish I was! Not enough time and not enough discipline. Not to mention, not enough story. :(

  2. Yeah, what Liz said. Every year I say the same thing. Maybe next year.

  3. Yeah, what Liz and Shawn said. Sorry. Maybe next time.

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  5. At this time, I'm planning on participating this year. The year I started Nano was the first time I wrote 20,000+ words. It was a good experience. Maybe we can check with one another periodically through Nano. That would be fun.

  6. L.K. Totally should check in with each other, along with Kristi. I hit about 22-24K works the time I did it--which even though I didn't make it, is more than I usually write in a month.

    Keep in touch!