November is National Novel Writing Month or NANOWRIMO or to those of us who do and love it NANO. The goal is to start a new novel on November 1 and write 50,000 words during the thirty days of the month. It sounds like a daunting task and it is, sort of. The average words per day that you need is 1,667. I can write that in about an hour and a half of good uninterrupted writing.
I’ve won several years, lost one year and didn’t participate last year. This year, as I got back into writing I decided to give it a go again. Being the natural born rebel I chose to be a NANO Rebel this year. That’s not starting a new novel but rather writing on works in progress, WIPs, or as needle crafters say UFOs, unfinished objects.
I’ve succumbed to the pressure in my head an started two new books. At least I think it’s two. One is Janie’s story in the Cottonwood series. It’s title is Surviving Love. It may only be a novelette or novella. We’ll have to see how it goes.
The other is a Science Fiction either series or three stories interwoven into one book. It’s not a Christian book but will be clean and wholesome.
Well, the upshot is that I’m really writing again and have WON NANO. I crossed the 50,000 word mark today. I’m going to keep going for the next nine days and see if I can make 60,000. With my regular schedule and Thanksgiving it might be a daunting task but I’m flexing my fingers and typing away.