Today marks 13 days 'til Halloween and 13 days left in the 31 day blog challenge. This month is zooming by and NaNoWriMo approaches quickly!
For those of you who may not know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, in which a number of deluded people try to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I, myself, have never been able to complete the task, but I always make it a point to try to write as much as possible every day during NaNoWriMo. I think its an admirable goal. If a person had no job or children or any other personal obligations, they could probably pull it off.
I've never formally signed up for NaNoWriMo either, but every day in November, I wake up and I think "It's NaNoWriMo!" In 2011, I started the month with a good outline in hand. A year and a half later, I finished that book and sold it to Month9Books! That's how long I can take to get things done.
This year, because I have no outline prepared, I intend to do a NaNo-Re-WriMo. I have a draft novel that's been sitting around, waiting for revisions for a very long time. It just kept getting pushed down the to-do list because I had to edit Hush Puppy and various other projects. Now, this November, I've resolved to finally get 'er done! And if I pull it off, I will be satisfied with my NaNo effort for this year. Needless to say, I won't be blogging too much in November.
Got a couple of book signings going on - one today and another one in Boise on Nov. 9 at Rediscovered Books. I'm working on a few other stores, so we'll see what we get. Wish me luck today!
Now, without further adieu, click HERE to read the first story on the 13 Stories 'til Halloween web page. I have no idea when my story will be posted, as the order is a secret, so check back often until Halloween!