For those who may not be familiar with this, November in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As part of the celebration, authors attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Sometimes there are in person conferences, other times it’s just getting together in chat rooms.
But 50,000 words is almost 1,700 words a day.
I’ve heard a lot of crazy things about it. Like people making and freezing an entire month’s worth of dinners in October to get ready for it. My family would not appreciate that!
I’m uncertain if I’m going to take part or not. I did just start a new first draft. Lady Violet’s eldest brother, Lord Dominic Pemberley, Earl of Northwick, needs his happily-ever-after.
Even if he doesn’t agree with me.
But I’m afraid the stress of counting words every day will make me less productive and steal some of the joy of writing a first draft. It’s already a stressful enough this time of year!
Maybe I will just enjoy writing the new story and see how many words I have at the end of the month.
I have even learned to type with a cat on my lap.
In other news, I sent my mailing list a short story for Halloween/Samhain. If that’s something that would interest you, please consider signing up.
And, I must admit, those characters have been floating around my thoughts. I had to cage them and remind them they were a short story.
We’ll see, they keep saying!