Ah, National Novel Writing Month.
The crazy hours. The insane amounts of coffee. The irresponsible snacking. Good times!
If you're new to the game:
National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
This will be my second year attempting NaNoWriMo. Last year, I "won", but I didn't quite finish the story, so I am reviving it for this year's attempt and will hopefully get the first draft of the entire novel completed by the end of November. It's more if a thriller/suspense story than horror – a bit scary for me since I usually only write horror – I'm just hoping I can do my idea justice.
I don't know if it's insane to think this, but I am also hoping to keep working on my short stories throughout the month. I have 2 half-finished ones on the go and a few ideas that I want to work on next. We'll see. I think it would be a great challenge for me to try to do both the book & shorter pieces – but I'm going to have to stock up on Red Bull and chocolate covered cherries first!
I generally like to go in with an outline. I guess I'm at an advantage in one way, since I already know what I'm writing about. But it could also be a disadvantage since I haven't consistently worked on the book since last November, only working on it in spurts here and there. Hopefully the flow won't be lacking because of it.
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