Sometimes Writers Are A Little Crazy

First of all, congratulations to Mary Moore for winning the necklace from Monday’s Give-away! 

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Friends, I have an announcement. Tomorrow (November 1), I start the NaNoWriMo challenge. Basically, I have signed up to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Crazy?

Nah.

Doable?

Sure.

I signed up, started outlining in more detail (this is allowed ahead of time), planned out my writing time.

I can do this.

In 25 days.

Wait. What happened to 30 days?

Well, my good friend Megan Sayer will be here over Thanksgiving from Australia. I’m not planning on doing much writing while she’s here.

But, it’s still totally possible. That’s 2,000 words a day.

And it’s a first draft. It doesn’t have to be good yet.

But, there is something that does have to be good. The line edits I just got from my publisher (WhiteFire). Line edits are the last little picky pieces of editing that need to be done before “Paint Chips” flies off to France.

Yeah. My novel gets to go on vacation in France.

I want to go to France. I like cheese.

{Back on topic, Susie}

Anyway, the line edits will take me a good day or two.

So, let’s say I’ve got 24 days to write a novel.

2,083.33333 words a day.

Okay. Yeah. I can do that.

Anyway, I’m writing a novel in 30 days. Well, a first draft. And only 50,000 words of it.

I will blog through the process with unintelligible thoughts and funny “writer cam” shots.

And all this while my debut novel gets pampered in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Or, really, the Alps. Either would be cool with me.

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