I’ve signed up again this year for NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. This is a crazy “competition” to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. I “won” in 2007. It’s really a competition against yourself, and for bragging rights. Anyway, that experience, actually, is why I started this blog. I had planned to work on my novel about a musician, but when I started writing, all I was churning out was stuff about food. At the end of that November, A Foodie’s Fall from Grace was born.
This year I’m not sure yet what I’ll write about. I’d love to work on my novel about the musician, but if that doesn’t happen, that’s fine too. My other idea is to write 15 short stories, which would work out to a story every other day. We’ll see what happens. I’m trying to be flexible and let the magic of NaNoWriMo do its work. It is a thrilling, wild ride to write 50,000 words in one month, that’s for sure. Lots of writing in my car during lunch breaks at work.
In the meantime, I’ve been trying to write a bunch of blog posts in advance so that I’ll be able to keep this blog active while I’m in the middle of the NaNo insanity.
Wish me luck!