It’s BACK! NANOWRIMO IS BACK!!!
Nanowrimo is “National Novel Writing Month” which is in November. It’s a challenge hosted by Nanowrimo to write 50,000 words (a novel) in the month of November (that averages out as 1,667 words a day).
Writers scream, pull their hair out, and turn into raging word monsters (or so I’ve heard) during this time.
So when that clock strikes midnight on October 31st, you know where all the writers are.
In sugar comas??? NO. WRITING. And in a sugar coma.
Well, this is why I’m doing it.
I debated particpating this year. Last year, when I worked on Silver, I was unable to finish and rounded out at 27,000 words. (my work schedule got too busy).
But, those 27,000 gave me a head start to finishing Silver this summer. So I decided (along with the help of a twitter poll) to do Nanowrimo this year.
I’m doing it so I finish another novel quickly. Sometimes you just need a little pressure and drive to get things done.
I also need a break.
I’m sure a lot of you writers out there are a bit like me here. I’ve been working on editing the Green Crow almost constantly since the beginning of August, and I’m getting a little drained. I need to work on something different. A break.
But not a long break, as I still need to finish the Green Crow. Nanowrimo is a month, which is the perfect time limit. And I will also get a substantial amount of writing done, making the break worth it.
Well, I don’t know what you should write, but I know what I’m writing.
I’m editing two novels at the moment (and writing a secret one in which I have no idea what is going on send help please). I have some other ideas in the works (most connect to Silver) but there’s still a lot of plot missing from them.
And then…then another story popped in my mind. Oh, Wonder Why the Sun Fell, a fantasy novel I started back when the dinosaurs still ruled the earth and I was but a baby one.
(Actually, I stopped working on it only six years ago. But it feels WAAAAAY longer than that).
Oh, Wonder Why the Sun Fell was good. At least, the two main characters were awesome, and the plot was interesting and full of darkness, clocks, and wolfhounds. It was solid.
But – there also was a lot of stuff that just wasn’t.
For instance the villain. It was so bad so let’s not talk about it.
I never actually finished the novel, I just restarted it about a thousand times because I just couldn’t get it right. But I didn’t want to quit.
Then the Green Crow Trilogy came along and shoved Oh, Wonder Why the Sun Fell down a dark hole in my hard drive and hasn’t been heard from since.
It has come forth again, and I’M SUPER PUMPED I HAVE SO MANY NEW GOOD IDEAS FOR IT AND I’M SO EXCITED TO BE WORKING WITH THESE CHARACTERS AGAIN HELLO OLD FRIENDS HOW HAVE YOU’VE BEEN.
There’s Nanowrimo for you all, the quick version at least. It’s fun, crazy, and just a great way to start a novel and get it done.
(of course then there’s the editing afterwards, but we don’t have to talk about that).
If you want to find me on the Nanowrimo website, click here.