Today is the first day of NaNoWriMo! Good luck to everyone out there trying to crank out 1,667 words each day in the month of November.
I’m not participating this year. I have a finished and polished novel ready for public consumption. Well, it’s ready for consumption by agents and editors. They’ll determine what changes are needed to make it ready for the public.
Instead of NaNoWriMo, I’m doing NaNoSubMo this year. This is a creature of my own invention. Curious? I hope so. Follow the link and check it out! Feel free to come back here and let me know what you think of the idea.
I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo this year. It’s not because I don’t believe in the process of encouraging writers. It’s because I have different plans this year!
I’ve decided to submit Warmaiden to one agent or editor each day in the month of November. I’m calling this National Novel Submission Month. Or… wait for it… NaNoSubMo!
I even went so far as to register a domain name for my efforts. If they pay off, I may expand the site into something people can register for and track their own queries. We’ll see if I get that deep into my insanity! You can follow my efforts of November over at http://nanosubmo.org/
It’s already nearing the end of the work day here in Colorado, and I’ve just now decided that I’m going to jump in and do NaNoWriMo this year. I’ve been pondering this for about week, and I’ve decided that the almost twenty thousand words of Warmistress just aren’t shaping up to be what I want them to be. I don’t like the direction the story is taking, nor how I’m getting there. I’m scrapping all the words. (Yes, with backups, just in case.)
I’m starting fresh with a blank page (okay, okay, LibreOffice ODT file) and heading down the trail to Laurin’s and Gerra’s next set of adventures.
Now to see if I can get to 50,000 words before the end of the month. It’ll be a tight ride since I’ve pretty much already lost a full day and my schedule doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon.
I participated in NaNoWriMo for the past two years and had varying levels of success. Unfortunately, time constraints on me this year are preventing me from even taking a stab at things.
*big heavy sigh*
I hope to be able to jump into the fray next year!