I don't know how it happened, but it did.

Since I'm in the middle of a WIP, I fully intended to steer clear of NaNoWriMo (that's National Novel Writing Month, for any non-writers. The goal is to begin and complete a 50,000 word novel within the month of November).

The plan was to finish my 1st draft before November hit so I could work on edits and rewrites all month, polish it up and send it out to agents before they got hit with a slew of NaNoWriMo-created slush.

And yet here we are on the cusp of November, and I'm still only halfway done with my manuscript.

So this November, I'll be participating in NaNoFiMo (National Novel Finishing Month). I'm trying to get my sister to participate for some extra motivation. (She's a fantastic writer but her dedication to it is negligible at best. If only we could combine forces--but that would probably be a disaster. More in a post on that later.) And of course, I'll be posting updates on bloggy to help motivate myself and anybody else out there who could use a kick in the pants.

So, any NaNoWriMo or NaNoFiMo participants out there geared up for the month of November?


  1. Aww, that's too bad, but good luck finishing!

    I'm buzzing over here for 12 AM so I can finally begin!!!!

  2. Good luck to you, too! Got a new idea for it or something you've been thinking of doing for a while?

  3. Thanks! It's that dystopian sci-fi I might've mentioned. Spent the whole of October world-building and everything. I've got about 8,000 words!!! There's no expressing how happy that makes me, because I've written more in these past three days than I have in entire months, you know? It feels fantastic. And you're almost at 30k! I can't imagine being there. Weeee! This might be the candy talking- I'm sure I've gained like fifty pounds- but I think it's just the happy.

    PS: I tried commenting on your HP post, but it tells me that needs to be approved first. True, or malfunction? Let me know if I have to beat up teh Google.