We’re pretty much settled into our new home. I’ve found a few awesome writing spots (two outside, one inside), so that means one thing.
Time to saddle-up and get writing.
With NANOWRIMO around the corner, and Godslayer Book one on the editor’s desk as I type this, I’ve got serious ground to make up in order to finish book two before November. I’m off to a good start with two thousand words in the last two days.
Why the hurry?
I always use NANO to jump-start new projects. Ideally, I’ll work on multiple stories at once. But getting started is always the hardest part. NANO forces me to do that.
I don’t necessarily think NANO is the best way to write a book. I’ve never gotten past 20,000 words when I’ve done it. But it makes me sit down and take an idea I’m excited about and finally put it into words. I started Godslayer book two last year, and another award winning story the year before that. I know the heart of NANO is to not do any pre-planning, but to start from scratch.
Yet, I think the joy of doing NANO is that I can do whatever I like. I’m ultimately accountable to me, and if I’m simply writing without my own personal goals in mind, I’m not sure it’s worth it. So I usually plot out the project I plan to do a few months in advance.
Do you have a story you’re excited to put to paper but haven’t started yet? Maybe you can join me for NANO in a few weeks! No one else is going to write it for you, so why not?