The countdown has started. Panic and anticipation are setting in. No, it has nothing to do with the fact that there are only 80 days until Christmas. It’s only 25 days until the first of November.
I’m knee deep in preparations for National Novel Writing Month. This will be my third year participating, but my first time under my pen name. I plan on posting updates weekly here on my progress towards my word goal. It will only take me about half way through the novel, but if I can get a good part of it pounded out, I will be happy.
I admit I’m nervous to see how I will do this year. I’ve only written over 1667 words in a day once or twice. Last year I did pass the 50,000 word goal, but I was also rewriting something I had drafted earlier. This year I’m starting cold with only an outline and some research to guide me. Assuming there are no major revisions in my canon, it will be book two in my still unnamed urban fantasy series. If you want to follow my progress, you can watch me update my NaNoWriMo page. I’ll also post weekly totals here.
By the way, you can help me, my friend Elanor Hughes, and a whole bunch of other WriMo’s by donating on Elanor’s page for the Night of Writing Dangerously! At $250 in donations, she will get in the door for a noir themed night of food, raffles, and writing with 250 other people who are on the same literary journey. At $350, she will be allowed to bring a guest, like me. Money will go towards funding the The Office of Letters and Light and their events NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo Young Writer’s Program, and Camp NaNoWriMo.