I haven’t talked NaNo here and thought I should, as this is my first attempt. For those of you unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, here’s a bit of background:
Thousands of new and veteran writers commit to writing (or attempting to write!) 50,000 words during the thirty days of November. That’s an average of 1667 words a day. You are not to edit or worry much about craft at this point. It’s all about word count and finishing. I’ve never written this way before and thought I’d give it a try.
I’ve decided to write a prequel to A Cookie, A Jacket, A Letter, my mid-grade boy mystery. Maybe it will go somewhere, maybe not. I’m sure it won’t be 50,000 words (A Cookie is 27,000). The appeal is participating alongside others, meeting deadlines, and, for me, distracting myself from the publishing process with another manuscript.
Anyone who’s going to WriMo this month? Buddy me at NaNoWriMo.org. My name there is Caroline Starr Rose.