Monday is the big kick off for the annual writing event known as NaNoWriMo. Being a first timer, I have absolutely no sage advice that you should follow. My strategy is straightforward – aim for 2,000 words a day. This way there is a buffer for those hopefully few days that I can’t get my act together, like Thanksgiving.
At the beginning of September, I warned you all to start making plans and figuring out plots. Naturally, I ended up spending maybe an hour planning my project. Which is by far not enough, especially considering my subject. I know it will slow me down, but with luck it won’t be enough to stop me.
I wish I could keep up my regular blogging schedule as well but for me I will need every baby free minute to put towards the new manuscript. During the month of November, posts will be sporadic and short. I can guarantee the quickly quotable Sunday posts, but not much else.
A few weeks ago I was planning on prewriting a dozen or so posts so that this blog would remain active. Didn’t happen. Instead, I’ve spent most of my time working through my current manuscript’s latest revision so I can lay it to rest until at least mid December. I’m close, but progress is slow. The last eighth of the book has so many great moments that it’s hard to do justice to them all. The original draft was a line sketch at best, I have plently of filling in to do!
Everybody start your engines, the race is on.