I’m not sure what started it, but I knew that it was time. I had to take some time off work. I’d taken long weekends off, and I’d taken longer vacations to go and see my family halfway across the country, but I couldn’t think of a time I’d taken a nice “stay-cation”. So, here I am, sitting at my desk and ready to work.
It’s been almost four months that have passed since the end of National Novel Writing Month when I wrote the first 50,000 words of my second novel. Since then, I’ve only written 18,000 more, and I feel like I’m only just starting to get to the good parts. But, I’m getting hung up on those good parts.
I’ve seen some updates for the first week of NaNoWriMo, so I thought I’d jump in. I’ve been so wrapped up in my story that I haven’t surfaced much to talk about it. I’m also very sensitive during the creation process because my manuscript is my precious little newborn baby that I’m just not ready to share with the world. I’ve got the rose-colored glasses on, and I’m okay with that.
It’s NaNoWriMo. The goal is 50k words by the end of the month. And I’ve written about 1700 (give or take, I’m estimating my longhand words). All those words have been difficult, as writing has been for the last couple of months. I can’t get in the flow.
The final countdown for NaNoWriMo is here. Are you prepared? Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be.
A couple of weekends ago was the Write on the Sound writer’s conference in the scenic Edmonds, WA. I’m always amazed how far people will travel for this little conference. It’s very affordable in a quaint and scenic location. My first year was last year, and I’m committed to going every year. It’s that good.
It’s that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month. This will be my second year, and I’ve already ordered my “winner” shirt, so now I don’t have a choice but to participate and finish with 50,000 words.