Yes, yes, November is sneaking up on us again. Thanksgiving, falling leaves, Halloween, costumes, scarves, caramel apples… For a lot of writers out there, November is “National Novel Writing Month.” It’s a fun thing where writers try to write a novel in a single month – dangerous, super stressful, and major fun – right?
I have never participated in one of these NaNoWriMo things. Mostly because I’ve been busy the last few years, and I haven’t had a community of writers since… well, ever, really. That’s something I’m working on.
But, another reason is that EVERY month is NaNoWriMo for me. I write almost daily; I spend my weekends hammering out chapters, either editing or drafting; it is a constant. So, in reality, I would write no more in November than I would in October or June.
So, I thought… I could write a novel in a month. Hell, I wrote the first draft of Caroline Eversole in a week! Yeah! Take that procrastination! (Even though I didn’t do anything else that week, like laundry or dishes or eating.)
So, this year, 2017, I – B. B. Morgan – will take part in NaNoWriMo! And KILL IT! (that’s slang for ‘reach my goal in an acceptable amount of time without staying up all night on the last day of November to reach as many words as I can.)
Any other writers out there thinking of participating? Check out the website: NaNoWriMo (We should be buddies.)
I’m also using the first book in a new high fantasy that I’ve been planning in my mind for a while.
I’m so excited that I’ve already jumped over Halloween for November 1st.