November starts TODAY, and because it has been a tough year in terms of being able to sit down and write more than a short story or poem here and there, I’ve chosen November as the month in which I’m doubling down and getting that third novel blasted out. It also coincides with the fact that the bulk of the crazy home repairs that had me tied up most of the year are just about done, and I’m really excited to move onto other things, oh, like LIFE. It is also NaNoWriMo, and while I normally don’t believe you have to wait until November to light a fire under your hinie and write a book, it just so happens that this year, that is exactly my situation. So be it.
The good news is that in the course of prepping to get that third novel blasted out, I have already started writing, and am actually at about 8000 words. If I can do anywhere from 1500-2000 words a day (more easily done during the week for me, as weekends tend to be difficult) I could get close to having 50,000 words by the end of November. I practiced writing fast this summer, and realized I could write a tight, cohesive 10,000 word story in 10 days (I wrote 1000 words a day), so I’m going to use those same skills, and apply it to my novel for November. Also, let’s be honest, it helps that I’m between gigs right now, so I have a little extra time. But it’s my prerogative, and responsibility, to seize the day and use that time wisely. Why not bust out the rough draft of a novel when I have some downtime. It’s a no-brainer.
In the spirit of saving time and moving on to the really important things, like writing that third book, I’m going to let you go. I may not be on social media that much this November either, just to maximize my writing time. If you’re working on a writing project too, I wish you the best of luck. Remember, remember, to write in November! MWAH!