Nano, Nano

November is National Novel Writing Month, and I have decided to take the plunge and enter the NaNoWriMo event, which entails writing a 50000-word novel between 1 and 30 November. That comes out to around 1800 words a day.

This process will produce a “draft-like product,” at best. The focus is quantity, not quality. Editing gets put on the back burner until December. A few folks in my writing forum do this annually, and I figure it’ll be a good way to break through the 5000-word short story “wall” I’m hitting right now.

I’ve been pretty happy with how my short story writing has been going, but one of my goals is to produce a publishable novel, and I have to start sometime. Younger I am not getting.

So, this gives me a week to finish up two pending stories currently in critique and send them out, so I can devote November’s writing effort to the Nano.

Saddle up, lock and load.


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