Ok, people. I’m doing the NanoWrimo this year.
I’ve heard about it for more than a decade, but never been tempted to join the madness.
But this year, three things changed mmind about NanoWriMo:
- I need to get a second novel going. I have a premise in my head, have begun to do research, even written in a few character voices to get to know them better. If I do a little more of research and planning, I might just get something going. Then, I can use December to hack out the rest of the draft, and at least by January, I’d have something to work with.
- I’ve written 45k words in 20 days this year, and then again, about 20k in 15 days. Granted, both were rewrites, but, I know I can put in some serious word count.
- I took way too long to write my first novel-– and the lessons I learned told me I need to be fully immersed in the world for the spell of time I’m writing. Everything falls into place when I do that–so Nanowrimo–1667 words for 30 days– seems like just what the doctor ordered.
- NanoWriMo has a good community feel to it. At the very least I’d feel less alone when I’m drafting. A few of my writing friends have thrown their hat into the ring.
So, I’m BiswasD on the NanoWriMo site, and am actively looking for buddies during my prep session in October. Also, toying with the idea of a group on twitter for word sprints. I have a few writer friends on there– if you’re on Twitter and want to join in, let me know here, and follow me @damyantig . Will follow you back and add you in our Nano Twitter Group.
I’m writing a book about a mother and daughter, with a female villain. There shall be murder. I’m not sure of the genre yet, but it will involve crime. So wish me luck!
Are you joining the NanoWriMo? What good books have you read lately? Any recommendations of books with female villains, and/or mother-daughter relationships? Any news you’d like to share in the comments?
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