This year I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel in one month, the month of November. I’m woefully behind in my word count, but I’m slogging away. I seem to decide very late that I’ll participate, and haven’t spent much time beforehand planning out the novel. I’m a planner, I can’t just write anything, I need to have a direction. So it’s been an interesting process. Just finding the time to write is a bit of a challenge, but it’s a good discipline and I’m learning.
I’ve put a little widget tracking my progress in the sidebar, to show just how abysmally behind I am. As I write this I’m at 3690 words. Sigh. If you see it getting anywhere close to 50,000 by the end of November, you can celebrate with me. Otherwise, send me coffee or chocolate. 🙂
What follows is a short excerpt, click through if you want to read it. And bless you, if you actually read it. Let me know what you think even! Thanks!