Well, I did it. I’ve signed up to try National Novel Writing Month again. I was waffling, but there was some peer pressure — all the cool kids are doing it! — and here I am signing up to crank out 50,000 words in 30 days.
No big deal. Yeeah.
I had been tossing around the idea of writing 50,000 words of nonfiction, since that is what I am more in the habit of writing. But… I’m not in the mood. So there you have it. I’m planning to write a novel-in-stories instead, set in San Francisco. Maybe doing this will answer some of my questions about linked stories/novels-in-stories, who knows. In any case, starting Sunday, I’ll be attempting to write 1,667 words a day and to avoid the tendinitis/carpal tunnel symptoms that plagued me last time I tried this.
I’d like to say I’m ready, but I’m not. I’ve got a lot of thinking to do about characters, plot, how the stories link, etc. I’m a little nervous about signing on for so many words. It’s been a while since I was in a place where I could write that much, that quickly.
It will be good for me, if I can pull it off.
Here’s to November!