Saturday, November 16, 2013

NaNoWriMo Day 16

This year is going very, very well. I'm several days ahead of the established pace (more than 10,000 words ahead) and the story is shaping up nicely. I know where it has to go and how it has to happen. Someone has to die and probably one or two others will have to go, too.

That's the nature of storytelling. Learning what has to happen in order to tell a compelling tale. I learn more and more every year I attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

At 46 and having only been at this (meaning writing prose) seriously for seven or eight years I'm making significant progress all the time. Two books are published (both with Actionopolis), a third is waiting to publish and I've got outlines for three more approved. All I have to do is write them. 

NaNo teaches me the discipline I need to do these books when it's not November. Plans are being made for the new year and il discuss them here as I get closer to launching that phase of my writing journey. Stay tuned...

For the rest of the month, though, I've got this novel that I'm falling in love with to finish. That's going to take until mid-December and then I'm going to take a couple weeks off, enjoy the holidays.

But this month is certainly inspiring me to tackle next year with a lot of vim and vigor. Watch what happens next.

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