NaNoWriMo has been on my radar screen since 2001 or so, but I’ve never actually participated. Laziness, lack of inspiration, being overwhelmed by a demanding day job, I’ve had a whole host of excuses. But this year actually seems like the perfect time to give it a go. I now have a sequel to THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN I need to write, and I’m due to pop out a baby at some point in December, so November it is! Whether or not I’ll actually finish the sequel remains to be seen, considering I can’t seem to write a first draft that comes in under 90,000 words, which seems like a lot to try to write in a month that also has a major holiday and my daughter’s birthday. But I’m certainly going to try!
Let me know if you’ve signed up for NaNo so I can add you as a buddy! Or just go ahead and find me if you want—my username is MeredithMcP.
And in the grand spirit of not letting this blog fall to the wayside while I’m trying to spit out roughly 3,000 words a day, I’m taking an idea from my writing buddy Katy Upperman and will be posting the following update (at least) once a week. I encourage you to steal, I mean “borrow”, the form just like I did!
Progress (word count or a general status update): Current Mood: Inspiration (a writing-related quote): Goals as of Today: Recent Favorite NaNo-WiP Line: Non-NaNo News (because life DOES go on): In My Downtime (ha!) I'm Reading: You should read this blog post: By: Because: Gratuitous Photograph (because I love 'em!):
Happy writing, everyone!