So, here's the thing: I don't do NaNo. Officially, that is.
November is, for me, one of the worst months to have a "Must Write" goal in it. I have, on numerous occasions over the years, far exceeded 50,000 words in 30 days. I wrote a book of about 100,000 in 30 days once. And a few years ago, I wrote 140,000 in 60 days. And those are just a couple of examples
But none of this happened in November.
This year, I am endeavoring to write 50,000 words. But not with the official NaNo site. I posted their logo here because I DO SUPPORT THEM in terms of their goal and the remarkable energy they have engendered for the craft of novel writing. Several authors have won awards based upon works created during NaNo. Many writers have found the confidence they needed within the NaNoWriMo communities all over the place. This is outstanding.
But it's not for me, in general.
This year, though, I am gonna try for 50K in 30 Days.
I am working on two projects: a murdery sort of mystery story and a Regency Romance. As of this date, I have created thousands of words for both of them. Go, me.
I don't work on Sundays, though, so that cuts 30 days down to 26. And I cannot see myself spending Thanksgiving Day writing, so that brings me down to 25 days. So, I have a goal of 2K/Day for writing. So far, so good.
Highlights so far from my writing so far include a LOT of broken glass and an upcoming awkward reunion. Next up: a suspicious set of circumstances and a really awkward crush.
Why make it simple? :)
Have a super week!