For the first time–ever–I’m going to participate in NaNoWriMo. I wanted to last year, but urgent revisions on my novel prevented me from starting any new rough drafts. You can’t churn out revisions on a quick schedule the way you can with fresh material.

However, before NaNo, I have a few housekeeping matters with my writing. The first being to send out the two short stories I’ve been meaning to submit to Glimmer Train. They both need to go in the October publication categories, which gives me a deadline of–eleven days. Yikes. Not long.

Furthermore, before I can start the sequel to FLYNN (which is my NaNo project) I must acquire a reasonable amount of knowledge about medieval warfare. Hopefully, this rather enormous task can bleed over into the month of November a bit, as I don’t have to write all the battle scenes right at the start of the month. And if they suck, who cares–it’s a rough draft for crying out loud!

So this is my agreement with myself. I will post regular updates every day until NaNo to keep myself accountable online for everything I have to do. We’ll see how far I get. Hopefully during NaNo I will update much more frequently because I’ll be on the computer all the time anyway.




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2 responses to “NaNoWriMo

  1. Good Luck! This is my first year also. I decided to delay all current novel housecleaning until December. My desk is clean and clutter free. Of course my filing cabinet is now overflowing.

  2. This is also my first year with NaNoWriMo. I have NO IDEA what I will be writing about — Chris Baty sez that beginning ‘planning’ about a week before November 1 (uh, that would be about NOW) can work so I’m hoping he’s right!

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