It’s NaNoWriMo





I’ve started NaNo again. I’m working on (depending on how it goes) one or two zombie novellas. I wrote for about an hour between midnight and 1AM on 1 November, just getting things rolling a bit. I put down a bit under 600 words.

I’ll try to drop my word counts here, probably not every day because that’s boring, but every few days.

If you are a writer who has never taken a shot at NaNo, there’s still time.  If you can shoot out 1,6667 words every day in November, you’ll finish a 50,000 word rough draft. Will it be ready for a publisher? Oh, heck no. It won’t even be ready for an editor. But it’ll be something — and it will be ready, after you take a couple of days to put some distance between you and your work, for a rewrite. For making that rough draft into a second draft. Which you’ll probably need to re-rewrite into a third draft. Who said writing was easy, anyway?

Baby, if it were easy, everyone would do it. Writing might not be easy, but it’s awfully rewarding.


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